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Northampton Saints team news versus Sale Sharks

Northampton Saints team news versus Sale Sharks

The Northampton Saints team has been named for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership Round 10 clash with Sale at Franklin’s Gardens.

It will be a special occasion for Alex Waller, who makes his 200th first team appearance, an achievement made all the more remarkable given that he has played in well over 100 consecutive Aviva Premiership matches and is still a relatively young 26 years of age.

At the other end of the appearance scale is Juan Pablo Estelles, who makes his Aviva Premiership debut on the left wing. The Argentine scored twice for the Wanderers in Monday’s Aviva ‘A’ League win over Leicester.

Other players to come into the starting line-up include Louis Picamoles, Christian Day, Courtney Lawes and club captain Tom Wood.

George North has both trained with the squad and undergone a specialist review this week. All parties have agreed that North continue with a full training schedule with the rest of the club’s players to ensure he is fully prepared for first team action.

Ethan Waller looks ahead to the game in this week’s The Saints TV Show, which also includes exclusive highlights from the Wanderers’ Aviva ‘A’ League win over Newcastle, an extended chat with new international signing Jake Ilnicki and a special behind-the-scenes feature from A (Saints) Christmas Carol, which raised thousands of pounds for some great causes. Watch for FREE at www.youtube.com/thesaintstv.

Tickets remain available for the game at www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets and by using Print@Home supporters can save themselves the admin fees and beat match day queues at the Ticket Office!

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY SALE SHARKS
Aviva Premiership Round 10
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Kick off 7:45pm

15 Ben Foden
14 Ken Pisi
13 Luther Burrell
12 JJ Hanrahan
11 Juan Pablo Estelles
10 Stephen Myler
9 Nic Groom

1 Alex Waller
2 Mikey Haywood
3 Kieran Brookes
4 Courtney Lawes
5 Christian Day
6 Tom Wood (capt)
7 Teimana Harrison
8 Louis Picamoles

16 Charlie Clare
17 Ethan Waller
18 Paul Hill
19 Api Ratuniyarawa
20 Jamie Gibson
21 Tom Kessell
22 James Wilson
23 Nafi Tuitavake

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