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Saints name team for final LV= Cup pool clash

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The Saints top Pool 4 by a single point following last weekend's round of fixtures and therefore need a bonus point win to not just guarantee a place in the semi-finals but also a possible home tie.

And with the Saints still smarting from last Saturday's reverse at Bath Mallinder says that a step up will be needed against Wasps tomorrow, a team the Saints boss says deserves respect.


"It's a big game for us," he said. "We started the LV= Cup well with two bonus point wins and we need to keep that momentum. We need to win to get through and qualify for a semi-final. We don't want weeks off during the season; we want our holidays in the summer. That means we've got to win at the weekend, it's as simple as that.


"Wasps will be a difficult proposition. They may be out of the tournament but they've still got everything to play for in terms of getting on track in the league. They rested a number of players last week and I think they'll bring a strong side that will be very determined to get back to winning ways.


"They've got some good coaches who will motivate the side, so we can't be under-prepared. They will attack us in a number of ways and we've got to make sure we step up and that our defence improves a lot from last week.


"But it's also a good opportunity for us to get back onto winning ways after the past two weeks. We've got a number of players back in the side and everyone is very keen to put in a strong performance and get the win we all want."


Saturday's game is not being televised anywhere, so the only way you can experience the Saints live is by being at the Gardens in person! Tickets remain available - just CLICK HERE and follow the straightforward instructions.


And you can stay around and watch the five England Saints in action against Scotland on the high definition big screens in the various bars in the stadium as we show the Calcutta Cup live from Murrayfield!


NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LONDON WASPS

LV= Cup Round 4

Franklin's Gardens

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Kick off 3:00pm

15 Paul DIGGIN

14 Jamie ELLIOTT

13 George PISI

12 James DOWNEY

11 Noah CATO

10 Stephen MYLER

9 Martin ROBERTS

1 Soane TONGA'UIHA

2 Andy LONG

3 Brian MUJATI

4 James CRAIG

5 Christian DAY

6 Calum CLARK (capt)

7 Ben NUTLEY

8 Roger WILSON


Replacements

16 Mike HAYWOOD

17 Alex WALLER

18 Tom MERCEY

19 Mark SORENSON

20 Samu MANOA

21 Ryan GLYNN

22 Tom MAY

23 Vasily ARTEMYEV