Duo return to Saints starting lineup for Falcons trip

Christian Day returns for the trip north © Getty Images

Team News Duo return to Saints starting lineup for Falcons trip

Kahn Fotuali’i and Christian Day both return into the Saints' starting lineup for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 15 trip to Newcastle.

Scrum-half Fotuali’i comes in for Lee Dickson, who is on England’s bench on Saturday, while second row Day has recovered from the leg injury which kept him out of last weekend’s win over Worcester.

England Under-20 centre Tom Stephenson continues his midfield partnership with George Pisi, while Day’s return means a move back to Number 8 for Sam Dickinson.

GJ Van Velze drops to the bench, where he is joined by Junior World Championship winning scrum-half Alex Day, fly half Glenn Dickson, and full back Ben Foden, who could see his first Aviva Premiership action since the Round 8 clash against the same opponents last November.

Sunday’s game is not live on TV, but supporters can follow the action wherever they are by tuning into BBC Radio Northampton or heading to www.saintslive.co.uk for live text commentary.

You can hear the thoughts of coach Alex King and Kahn Fotuali’i on Sunday’s match right now on the official Saints podcast, along with a variety of other behind-the-scenes interviews from Franklin’s Gardens. The podcast can be downloaded or streamed for FREE on any device by CLICKING HERE!

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY NEWCASTLE
Aviva Premiership Round 15
Kingston Park
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Kick off 3:00pm
15 James WILSON
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Tom STEPHENSON
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 Glenn DICKSON
23 Ben FODEN

Number of views (4667)/Comments ()