Teammates will lock horns this weekend as USA take on Russia © Getty Images
Rugby News Saints internationals going head-to-head in Barnet
The England boys may be back training with the club, but a number of Saints are still away on international duty including Vasily Artemyev and Samu Manoa, the duo who will face off when Russia meet USA at Saracens’ Allianz Park on Saturday afternoon.
While Russia endured a difficult evening last Friday, falling to a 13-40 defeat at the hands of Japan in North Wales, wing Artemyev was picked out as the Bears’ top performer and will start his 39th international in Barnet.
Manoa meanwhile was part of an Eagles side that claimed an historic last minute win in Georgia and goes into their second Test of the autumn as both the Steffans and Aviva Premiership Player of the Month.
RUSSIA v USA
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Kick off 3pm GMT
Russia - Yaroslav Gysin; Vasily Artemyev, Igor Galinovsky, Dmitry Grasimov, Vladimir Ostroushko; Sergey Sugrobov, Anton Ryabov; G Tsnobiladze, B Tsnobiladze, Evgeni Pronenko, Alexander Voytov (capt), Andrei Garbuzov, Alexander Khudyakov, Pavel Butenko, Victor Gresev
Reps – Vladislav Korshunov, Aleksei Volkov, Innokenty Zykov, Denis Antonov, Artem Fatakhov, Yuri Kushnariov, Andrei Ostrokov, Denis Simplikevich
USA - Chris Wyles; Blaine Scully, Folau Niua, Andrew Suniula, Tim Maupin; Adam Siddal, Robbie Shaw; Nick Wallace, Phil Thiel, Titi Lamositele, Tai Tuisamoa, Samu Manoa, Todd Clever (capt), Scot LaValla, Cameron Dolan
Reps – Zach Fenoglio, Olive Kilifi, Eric Fry, Graham Harriman, Derek Asbun, Shaun Davies, Seamus Kelly, Luke Hume