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Four changes for Saints U18s ahead of Yorkshire trip

Head coach Will Parkin has made four changes to his Northampton Saints side ahead of their second round Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League clash with Yorkshire Rugby on Friday (26 August, kick-off: 5pm).​

After opening their campaign with a narrow 27-24 defeat to Leicester Tigers, Saints head north in search of their first win of the term – with Ashton Webb, Henry Field, Rory Hollis and Jacob Willmott the only changes to Parkin’s side from last time out. 

“We were disappointed to come so close and not get the win last week,” Parkin said. “But the most important thing is to take away the learnings from the Tigers match and develop them into this week.

“It took us a while to bed into that game, and it was only in the last 15 minutes that we really showed what we were capable of. That’s a timeframe we need to change around against Yorkshire if we’re going to improve. 

“Heading up to Yorkshire is always a tough ask but the lads have been working hard this week and are ready for the challenge.”

YORKSHIRE ACADEMY vs NORTHAMPTON SAINTS U18s
Premiership Rugby U18 Academy League
Friday 26 August 2022
Sheffield Hallam University
Kick-off: 5pm

15 Ewan Baker (capt)
14 Ben Radnor
13 Jacob Willmott
12 Harry Simpson
11 Rafe Witheat
10 Rory Hollis
9 Seb Henry

1 Lucas Nisbett-Hadaway
2 Sol Moody
3 Sonnt Tonga’uiha
4 Ashton Webb
5 Aiden Kabi
6 Aiden Ainsworth-Cave
7 Henry Field
8 Henri Burditt

Replacements:
16 Yuijan Zou
17 Oliver Scola
18 Will Lamprell
19 Thomas Ross
20 Kieran Perkins
21 Ben Agebnu
22 Will Nickels
23 Will Brock

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