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Four changes for Saints ahead of Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final

James Craig is in the second row with Samu Manoa © Getty Images

Team News Four changes for Saints ahead of Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final

The Northampton Saints starting line-up for Friday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final against Harlequins shows four changes from that which beat London Irish on Sunday.

Two of the changes are in the back line, with the remaining two both coming in the forwards.

Out wide James Wilson comes in at full back, with England Under-20 centre Tom Stephenson wearing the number 12 shirt.

Up front James Craig pairs with Samu Manoa in the second row, with Calum Clark – who made his 100th appearance against the Exiles – coming off the bench to start in the back row.

The Saints coaches have also named a strong bench, featuring the likes of Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood and Luther Burrell. Mike Haywood returns to the match day 23 after missing last Sunday’s win.

Tickets for Friday night’s big game remain available from the Saints Ticket Office, which is open until 7pm on Thursday and from 9am on Friday morning. Supporters can also book by CLICKING HERE, using Print@Home to beat the match day collection queues and save the admin fees!

And you can hear the thoughts of director of rugby Alex King, Stephen Myler, Phil Dowson and Ross McMillan in this week’s official Saints podcast, available to stream or download for free onto any device HERE

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY HARLEQUINS
Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, April 25th, 2014
Kick off 8:00pm
15 James WILSON
14 Jamie ELLIOTT
13 George PISI
12 Tom STEPHENSON
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI'I
1 Alex WALLER
2 Ross MCMILLAN
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Samu MANOA
5 James CRAIG
6 Calum CLARK
7 Phil DOWSON (capt)
8 Sam DICKINSON

Replacements
16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Gareth DENMAN
18 Tom MERCEY
19 Courtney LAWES
20 Tom WOOD
21 Ryan GLYNN
22 Luther BURRELL
23 Tom COLLINS

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