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International action for several Saints

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There is international action across Europe for men from Franklin’s Gardens this weekend.

Two Saints have been confirmed for the Twickenham clash between England and Fiji, with prop Campese Ma'afu and lock Api Ratuniyawara included in the visitors' pack. The England team will be named on Friday morning.

Also on Saturday afternoon George Pisi lines up in the Samoa team that will take on Georgia in Tbilisi. Samoa struggled to make an impression on France in Toulouse last weekend, but it won’t be much easier against the Georgians, who will be wanting to give their passionate supporters something to cheer about on home turf.

Then in the early evening it will be Nafi Tuitavake’s turn to show off his skills as part of the Tonga starting 15 that will run out to play the USA. Tonga had a comfortable victory over Spain last time out and have stayed in the country to face the Eagles in the spectacular setting of San Sebastian’s Estadio Anoeta.

At the same time Juan Pablo Estelles will be among Argentina's replacements for the Pumas' game against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Saturday’s action is rounded off at the Stade de France in Paris, where Louis Picamoles and his French team mates will come up against Australia. Coach Guy Noves has changed a third of his starting line-up from that which overcame Samoa, making history by naming two Fiji-born wings, Noa Nakaitaci and Virimi Vakatawa, as part of a backline overwhelmingly dominated by players from Clermont-Auvergne.

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