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Saints team for Sale trip

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Northampton Saints have named their side to face Sale Sharks in round nine of the Aviva Premiership this weekend.

There are five changes to the backline from the team that faced Worcester Warriors last weekend; Juan Pablo Estelles, Tom Stephenson and Rory Hutchinson come into the squad while Ben Foden moves in to the starting line-up.

James Grayson makes his first start for Saints at fly-half while Jamal Ford-Robinson comes into the front row for an injured Kieran Brookes.

There is no live TV coverage from the AJ Bell, but supporters can follow live updates at www.saintslive.co.uk or www.twitter.com/SaintsRugby.

Aviva Premiership Round 9
AJ Bell Stadium
Saturday 25 November 2017
Kick-off 5:30pm

15 Harry Mallinder
14 Juan Pablo Estelles
13 Rory Hutchinson
12 Tom Stephenson
11 Ben Foden
10 James Grayson
9 Cobus Reinach
1 Alex Waller
2 Mikey Haywood
3 Jamal Ford-Robinson
4 Michael Paterson
5 Sam Dickinson (capt)
6 Tom Wood
7 Jamie Gibson
8 Teimana Harrison

16 Reece Marshall
17 Francois van Wyk
18 Paul Hill 
19 Alex Moon
20 Mitch Eadie
21 Nic Groom
22 Stephen Myler
23 Tom Collins

Kieran Brookes sustained a fractured hand during Saints’ defeat to Worcester Warriors which will require a six week rehabilitation period. 

Brookes (hand), Luther Burrell (concussion), Charlie Clare (knee), James Craig (concussion), Christian Day (leg), George Furbank (knee), Rob Horne (suspended), George North (knee) and David Ribbans (ankle) are unavailable for selection.

The club can confirm that academy second-row Josh Peters has been released. The 22 year-old joined the club during in 2014 sand has recently been on loan at Cambridge RUFC. 

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