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Seven return to Saints starting line-up at Sandy Park

Phil Dowson returns to skipper the Saints at Sandy Park © Getty Images

Team News Seven return to Saints starting line-up at Sandy Park

Northampton Saints welcome seven players back into the starting line-up for Saturday evening’s Aviva Premiership return at Exeter.

The Saints travel to Sandy Park with three of the club’s four England Saxons in the ranks, with Alex Waller, Calum Clark and Sam Dickinson all coming straight into the team following their exploits against the Irish Wolfhounds and Scotland ‘A’.
 
Stephen Myler and Christian Day make the step up from the replacements’ bench to fly half and the second row respectively, while Salesi Ma’afu and Phil Dowson both return after missing last weekend’s win over Saracens.
 
Ethan Waller, Gareth Denman, GJ Van Velze, Ben Nutley and Will Hooley all stay in the match day 23 after helping the Saints reach the LV= Cup semi-finals.
 
Saturday’s game is anticipated to go ahead as planned, but travelling supporters should keep their eyes on the Twitter feeds of both Exeter and the Saints for updates.
 
The match is being shown live on BT Sport 1 from 6:30pm, with text commentary at www.saintslive.co.uk
 
Supporters can also hear the thoughts of forwards coach Dorian West, hooker Mike Haywood and wing Ken Pisi, along with an exclusive interview with Sam Dickinson, on the official Saints podcast, available for free on any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby
 
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY EXETER
Aviva Premiership Round 13
Sandy Park
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Kick off 7:00pm
15 James WILSON
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Dom WALDOUCK
11 Jamie ELLIOTT
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI’I
1 Alex WALLER
2 Mike HAYWOOD
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Samu MANOA
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Phil DOWSON (capt)
8 Sam DICKINSON
 
Replacements
16 Ross MCMILLAN
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 GJ VAN VELZE
20 Ben NUTLEY
21 Alex DAY
22 Will HOOLEY
23 Fa’atoina AUTAGAVAIA

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