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Team named for final pre-season clash

George Pisi starts against the Dragons © Getty Images

Team News Team named for final pre-season clash

The Saints team has been named for Friday night’s final pre-season game of the summer, away to Newport-Gwent Dragons.

With Rodney Parade unavailable for the game, the Dragons have switched the clash north to Ebbw Vale RFC’s Eugene Cross ground, where it will kick off at 7:30pm.

A number of players make their first start of the summer, including club captain Dylan Hartley, George North, George Pisi and Luther Burrell.

Friday’s game is not being televised, with the only way to follow the action via the club’s Twitter feed, @SaintsRugby.

The Saints have won all three of their pre-season games this summer, and tomorrow night’s game represents the last chance for players to make their mark ahead of next weekend’s Aviva Premiership opener against Gloucester.

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NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY NEWPORT-GWENT DRAGONS
Pre-Season Friendly
Eugene Cross, Ebbw Vale
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Kick off 7:30pm
15 Ben FODEN
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Will HOOLEY
9 Lee DICKSON
1 Alex CORBISIERO
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Courtney LAWES
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Tom WOOD
8 Samu MANOA

Replacements
Ross MCMILLAN, Alex WALLER, Gareth DENMAN, James CRAIG, Cam DOLAN, Teimana HARRISON, Jon FISHER*, Kahn FOTUALI’I, James WILSON, Dom WALDOUCK, Jamie ELLIOTT, Howard PACKMAN, Josh SKELCEY, Sam OLVER

*denotes trialist

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