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Saints go strong for final pre-season test in Leinster

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Of the 30-man squad, 29 saw action last week in wins over Moseley or Edinburgh – some both – and the travelling party will be keen to end pre-season on good form as the Aviva Premiership opener with Exeter on September 7th looms.

North wears 11 in a backline where James Wilson also comes in at full back as the only other change. Courtney Lawes is the only front five forward who started the Gardens win against Edinburgh meanwhile, partnering Samu Manoa in his first appearance of 2013/14 after international duty with the USA.

There are two changes in the back row too, Sam Dickinson in at number 8 and double try scorer Phil Dowson skippering the Saints from the blindside against opposition they will tackle later this season in blockbuster back-to-back Heineken Cup clashes.

The standout names in the Leinster squad meanwhile are Jimmy Gopperth at fly half and skipper Shane Jennings. See the full squad by CLICKING HERE

Updates from Donnybrook will be available on the Saints’ Facebook and Twitter feeds, with full reaction following later in the evening.

SAINTS SIDE TO PLAY LEINSTER
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Friday, August 30th, 2013

Kick off 7pm

15 James WILSON

14 Ken PISI

13 George PISI

12 Luther BURRELL

11 George NORTH

10 Stephen MYLER

9 Lee DICKSON

1 Alex CORBISIERO

2 Ross McMILLAN

3 Gareth DENMAN

4 Courtney LAWES

5 Samu MANOA

6 Calum CLARK

7 Phil DOWSON (capt)

8 Sam DICKINSON

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Mike HAYWOOD, Alex WALLER, Tom MERCEY, Christian DAY, Tom WOOD, Ben NUTLEY, James CRAIG, GJ VAN VELZE, Ryan GLYNN, Jamie ELLIOTT, Vasily ARTEMYEV, Tom STEPHENSON, Tom COLLINS, Paul DIGGIN, Sam OLVER