Under-18 team named for Academies League final

Harry Mallinder skippers the Saints U18s against Exeter © www.adedaposegun.co.uk

Team News, Academy News Under-18 team named for Academies League final

The Saints Under-18s make the short trip down the M1 this afternoon to Allianz Park for the Premiership Rugby Academies League final.

Last Tuesday's 5-0 win over Gloucester sealed the Saints' place in the Academies League final, in which they will play Southern Conference winners Exeter, who won five of their six matches and drew the other tie.

But the Saints youngsters will be in good spirits on the back of an unbeaten record which stretches back to mid-December's narrow loss to Leicester.

The two teams have virtually identical records, with the Saints having scored 188 points and 28 tries to Exeter's 180 points and 27 tries. Defensively both sides have been on good form, too, conceding a respective 66 points/nine tries and 50 points/seven tries.

So it has all the makings of a competitive game, which will round off a full day of action featuring the best eight Academy teams in the country.

Saracens play London Irish at 11am, with Bath taking on Gloucester at 1pm, Harlequins facing Leicester at 3pm and the main event between the Saints and Exeter kicking off at 5pm. Entry into Allianz Park is free all day.

Score and substitute updates will be available as they happen on the Saints' official Twitter feed.

SAINTS UNDER-18 TEAM TO PLAY EXETER
Premiership Rugby Academies League final
Allianz Park
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Kick off 5:00pm
15 Howard PACKMAN
14 Tristan RAWCLIFFE
13 Rory HUTCHINSON
12 Harry MALLINDER (capt)
11 Rotimi SEGUN
10 Harry SHEPPARD
9 Michael MORRIS
1 James FISH
2 Owen GRIFFITHS
3 Luc JEANNOT
4 Jordan ONOJAIFE
5 Josh PETERS
6 George COX
7 Lewis LUDLAM
8 Ollie LYONS

Replacements
16 Freddie DAVISON
17 Harrison MARSHALL
18 Jack STRONG
19 Karl WILKINS
20 Will ALLMAN
21 George CHATTERTON
22 Nico DEFEO
23 George FURBANK

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