Saints team named for Amlin Challenge Cup final

Alex Corbisiero starts for the first time since October © Getty Images

Team News Saints team named for Amlin Challenge Cup final

Five changes have been made to the Northampton Saints starting line-up for Friday’s Amlin Challenge Cup final against Bath.

Three of those changes come in the pack, where Alex Corbisiero makes his first start since his return from injury, Tom Mercey comes in for the suspended Salesi Ma’afu and Calum Clark swaps places with Phil Dowson in the back row.

At half-back Lee Dickson wears the number nine shirt, with Kahn Fotuali’i dropping to the replacements’ bench, while Ken Pisi takes his place on the right wing.

Friday’s game against Bath may be the first of two finals for the Saints in the space of eight days, but you can hear why the players and coaches are only focused on what is in front of them at Cardiff Arms Park in this week’s podcast, which features interviews with Alex King, Stephen Myler and Luther Burrell, along with chats with all of the winners at Monday’s End of Season Awards Dinner.

Listen for free or download onto any device by CLICKING HERE!

Friday night’s game is being shown on the big screens in the Rodber Suite at Franklin’s Gardens, with doors opening at 7pm.

If supporters prefer to stay at home they can watch the game live on Sky Sports, listen to BBC Radio Northampton or follow the action at www.saintslive.co.uk

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY BATH
Amlin Challenge Cup Final
Cardiff Arms Park
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Kick off 8:00pm
15 Ben FODEN
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Lee DICKSON
1 Alex CORBISIERO
2 Mike HAYWOOD
3 Tom MERCEY
4 Samu MANOA
5 Courtney LAWES
6 Calum CLARK
7 Tom WOOD (capt)
8 Sam DICKINSON

Replacements
16 Ross MCMILLAN
17 Alex WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Christian DAY
20 Phil DOWSON
21 Kahn FOTUALI’I
22 James WILSON
23 Tom STEPHENSON

Number of views (12399)/Comments ()