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Rugby News Front Mo Union in international action around Europe
The number of Saints on international duty this weekend doubles outside of Twickenham, a quintet representing their countries around the continent in addition to the five England starters at Twickenham.
The action gets underway this evening when Vasily Artemyev takes on Japan with Russia, the fixture being held at Colwyn Bay, while another Saints wing will also be in action in Wales, George North lining up at Millennium Stadium to welcome Argentina on Saturday afternoon.
Those pair of fixtures sandwich Samu Manoa’s return to USA colours, the Steffans Player of the Month nominee taking his place in the Eagles second row for their trip to Georgia at 10am tomorrow morning.
Finally, Kahn Fotuali’i takes the captain’s armband for Samoa once more as they face off with French Barbarians on Saturday evening, Ken Pisi among the replacements for the non-cap match at the Stade marcel Michelin home of Clermont Auvergne.
And ahead of the Saints’ visit to London Irish on Sunday afternoon, you can see four of those five games live, both the Russia and USA games being streamed online at www.irb.com with Wales versus Argentina on BBC One for a 2:30pm kick off.
Despite being spread far and wide, the squad will be united by their Mo’s! Dylan Hartley’s Front Mo Union has so far raised over £14,000 for Movember and if you spot a Saints ‘tache over the weekend, you can sponsor the effort at moteam.co/front-mo-union!