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Saints name team for crunch Castres clash

Fa'atoina Autagavaia starts against Castres © www.redhatphoto.com

Team News Saints name team for crunch Castres clash

The Northampton Saints team has been named for the final Heineken Cup pool match against Castres.

Friday night’s clash against the French champions is crucial for the Saints’ European ambitions. Nothing less than a win will do as Jim Mallinder’s men look to put pressure on Leinster at the top of Pool 1, and even though qualification for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter finals is still in their hands four league points will be important to book another European date in April.

The Saints coaches have made two changes to the starting line-up which began last Sunday’s win over the Ospreys. Lee Dickson comes in at scrum-half with Fa’atoina Autagavaia, who came on in the wins over Harlequins and the Ospreys, making his first start at full back.

Kahn Fotuali’i drops to the bench, with Gareth Denman and Ken Pisi returning to the match day squad.

With so much riding on tomorrow night’s game every ounce of support from the stands will count. Tickets are still available by CLICKING HERE and following the straightforward instructions. Print@Home to beat the queues and save themselves the admin fees!

Supporters can also hear the thoughts of defence coach Alan Dickens, Tom Wood, Sam Dickinson and Luther Burrell on the official Saints podcast, available for FREE on any device right now by CLICKING HERE

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY CASTRES
Heineken Cup Round 6
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, January 17th, 2014
Kick off 8:00pm
15 Fa’atoina AUTAGAVAIA
14 Jamie ELLIOTT
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Lee DICKSON
1 Alex WALLER
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Courtney LAWES
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Tom WOOD
8 Samu MANOA

Replacements
16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Sam DICKINSON
20 Phil DOWSON
21 Kahn FOTUALI’I
22 Glenn DICKSON
23 Ken PISI

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