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Saints Team v Sharks
Bob Stainsby (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:22
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY SALE SHARKS
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 15
Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Kick off 3:00pm

15 Paul DIGGIN
14 Vasily ARTEMYEV
13 George PISI
12 James DOWNEY
11 Noah CATO
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Martin ROBERTS
1 Soane TONGA’UIHA
2 Mike HAYWOOD
3 Brian MUJATI
4 Samu MANOA
5 Christian DAY
6 Courtney LAWES
7 Calum CLARK (capt)
8 Roger WILSON

Replacements
16 Andy LONG
17 Alex WALLER
18 Paul DORAN JONES
19 Mark SORENSON
20 Ben NUTLEY
21 Ryan GLYNN
22 Ryan LAMB
23 Tom MAY



2013/14 Aviva Premiership Champions 2013/14 Amlin cup winners

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Olyy (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:24
Very strong side - going to have to put in a massive shift against that lot.

Have to say, I am pleased to see Myler starting over Lamb. With the exception of that, and Hartley/Dickson/Foden being away, that's their strongest side, for my money.

Gone are the days of Saints being half a side during the 6N sad smiley

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Saint Tub (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:29
Its actually Hartley/Dowson/Wood/Dickson/Ashton/Foden away.. the off-season shopping went well last summer

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
shaftesbury shark (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:30
likewise for us though Olly...

I think it will be a close match, if we have our attitude and strategy right.

Our bench might be able to influence the result (Willis, Addison...) perhaps?

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Olyy (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:37
Quote:
Saint Tub
Its actually Hartley/Dowson/Wood/Dickson/Ashton/Foden away.. the off-season shopping went well last summer

True, but I don't rate Ashton and Dowson as better than Artemyev/Wilson, on current form.
I thought Wood was still injured? If not, add him to my list tongue sticking out smiley

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
maddog080485 (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 12:58
That team is stronger than ours. BP would be an excellent return.

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
galliano2001 (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 13:09
BP would be a good result, and would leave us 5:4 up on the season, and if you can do that to most teams..........

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Shireshark (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 13:15
If we get our attitude right and bearing in mind the Saints Internationals away on 6n duty, this is a winnable game imho. Would never suggest that we WILL win but certainly could win.

If Buckley and Sheridan can hold their own in the scrum,I believe we do have a chance.

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Broonie (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 13:50
the whole saints bench with the exception of mike haywood and ryan glynn (late of your parish and massively improved this year) have started a minimum of 7 games this year.

the bench props , in particular alex waller , are pushing tiny and mooj very hard now, mikey haywood at hooker has shown why we let joe gray go and is pushing dylan . as a group the bench front row normally come on at about 60 minutes and have in most cases either taken advantage of tired opposition (if the opposing starters stay on ) or of the opposing bench.

having been a disgrace during last year's 6N , it's been all recruitment, development and rotation in sunny nuffamtun.very thorough man, Big Jim.

looking forward to seeing bunny back at FG ; there's a lot of respect for him down here.

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
Olyy (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 14:23
Quote:
Shireshark
If Buckley and Sheridan can hold their own in the scrum,I believe we do have a chance.

I'd be shocked to the very core if that were to happen, unfortunately - they'll be going up against the strongest scrum in Europe

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
17 February, 2012 16:36
Olyy - it depends on how their front row plays it. Being tall their normal game is to stand up and push chest-to-chest. Sheridan and Buckley may prefer that to being got under by shorter props.

 
Re: Saints Team v Sharks
jaytom (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 16:47
Strong side. I'd like a win, but I still think losing BP would be a good return, especially if we can deny them 4 tries


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