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Kahn looking forward to massive Milton Keynes occasion

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As well as taking on Saracens in a repeat of the 2014 Aviva Premiership final, Fotuali'i and the rest of the Saints' Samoans could also be turning out at stadiummk later in the year in a Rugby World Cup pool match against Japan.

And having a full house on April 25th will give the players a taste of the atmosphere they can expect in October.

“Hopefully we will get a full house of Saints supporters when we play in Milton Keynes, as it's close by and part of the Saints region,” Fotuali'i says. “Then looking to the World Cup, hopefully I'll get the chance to play there again too.

“It's a nice stadium, hopefully it'll be a good warm up before the World Cup and it should be pretty exciting.

“I think it will help us to feel a bit more at home there having that pre-run before we play there with Samoa. It's a bit bigger than Franklin's Gardens! But the World Cup is also big so hopefully we'll get a lot of people there for the Samoa game. I know the Saints game there should be massive too.”

The Saints and Saracens last went head-to-head at stadiummk in December 2012. That day was a Saracens home game while they were waiting for Allianz Park to be completed. But this time will be a Saints home game, and Fotuali'i believes that the club's supporters from Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding area will pack the stadium to the rafters.

“There's always a lot of support from the Saints supporters and it's not too far from Saracens either so hopefully we'll get a full house,” he said. “The support that we get from Saints supporters is always awesome so I'm hopeful that we will sell it out.”

The match on April 25th will also form part of England Rugby 2015’s testing programme, allowing the organisers to test elements of match day delivery at Stadium MK ahead of hosting three Rugby World Cup 2015 matches: France v Canada on Thursday, October 1st; Samoa v Japan on Saturday, October 3rd; and Fiji v Uruguay on Tuesday, October 6th.

Tickets for the Aviva Premiership clash between the Saints and Saracens are now on general sale through Ticketmaster. Head to www.tinyurl.com/SAI-SAR-1415 and follow the straightforward instructions to book online 24/7.

Hospitality packages are also available for supporters who want to make a special day of it at stadiumMK, including a four-course meal, unique insight from Saints players before and after the match, complimentary house wine, draught beer and soft drinks, and post-match refreshments. For more information and to book your place email [email protected]

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