Saints team named for Bath trip

Luther Burrell is back alongside George Pisi in the centres © Getty Images

Team News Saints team named for Bath trip

The Northampton Saints team has been named for the final trip of the Aviva Premiership regular season, to Bath on Friday night.

The Saints coaches have made five changes to the starting line-up from that which began the Amlin Challenge Cup final win over Harlequins last weekend.

Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Luther Burrell all come into the back line, with Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood stepping up from the bench. Wood wears the captain’s armband for the trip to the Recreation Ground.

Friday night’s game kicks off at 7:45pm, with live coverage on BT Sport 1, BBC Radio Northampton and www.saintslive.co.uk

There is a full preview of the clash in this week’s Saints podcast, which features interviews with forwards coach Dorian West, Samu Manoa, Luther Burrell and Gareth Denman. There is also a chat with Sam Olver, who is heading to New Zealand this summer as part of England Under-20s’ Junior World Championship squad. Listen for free on any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY BATH
Aviva Premiership Round 21
Recreation Ground
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Kick off 7:45pm
15 Ben FODEN
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 Jamie ELLIOTT
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI’I
1 Alex WALLER
2 Ross MCMILLAN
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Samu MANOA
5 Courtney LAWES
6 Calum CLARK
7 Tom WOOD (capt)
8 Sam DICKINSON

Replacements
16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Gareth DENMAN
18 Tom MERCEY
19 James CRAIG
20 Phil DOWSON
21 Alex DAY
22 James WILSON
23 Tom COLLINS

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