Wanderers off to Welford Road for Aviva ‘A’ League opener

Rob Verbakel starts in the Wanderers second row © www.atsportphoto.com

Rugby News, Team News Wanderers off to Welford Road for Aviva ‘A’ League opener

The Aviva ‘A’ League kicks off this evening with the Northern Conference’s marquee match – an East Midlands derby between Leicester and the Wanderers at Welford Road. The Saints coaches have named an exciting looking side for the challenge as they look to go one better than back-to-back home semi-finals.

Salesi Ma’afu will pull on a Saints shirt for the first time when he starts at tight head and another summer signing, Glenn Dickson, could be involved from the bench.

Ma’afu aside, the rest of the starting XV all featured in the Saints’ unbeaten pre-season run, eight of those hailing from the first team and the other six the Senior Academy at Franklin’s Gardens.

The bench is packed with more youngsters, Dickson and Moseley second row Alex Woolford the only senior players among them.

Tickets are available on the gate at Welford Road or if you can’t make the trip, updates will be available through the Saints’ official Twitter and Facebook feeds.

WANDERERS SIDE TO FACE TIGERS
Aviva ‘A’ League
Welford Road
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Kick off 7:30pm

15 Vasily ARTEMYEV
14 Tom COLLINS
13 Paul DIGGIN
12 Tom STEPHENSON
11 Howard PACKMAN
10 Sam OLVER
9 Ryan GLYNN
1 Ethan WALLER
2 Ross McMILLAN
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 James CRAIG
5 Rob VERBAKEL
6 Sam HARRY
7 Ben NUTLEY
8 GJ VAN VELZE

Replacements
16 Reece MARSHALL
17 Tom WARREN
18 Adam PARKINS
19 Alex WOOLFORD
20 Harry BETTS
21 Alex DAY
22 Glenn DICKSON
23 Josh SKELCEY

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