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By ComeOnYouSaints.com
January 27 2017

Northampton Saints travel to Welford Road on Saturday to take Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Here's your Saints team...

 

 

 

 

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER

 

Anglo-Welsh Cup Round 3
Welford Road
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Kick off 3:00pm

15 Ahsee Tuala
14 Ken Pisi
13 Nafi Tuitavake
12 Harry Mallinder
11 Juan Pablo Estelles
10 Sam Olver
9 Tom Kessell
1 Ethan Waller
2 Charlie Clare
3 Kieran Brookes
4 David Ribbans
5 Christian Day (capt)
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Ben Nutley
8 Sam Dickinson

16 James Fish
17 Alex Waller
18 Paul Hill
19 Michael Paterson
20 Lewis Ludlam
21 Lee Dickson
22 Rory Hutchinson
23 James Wilson

 

 

 

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Team's Up!
ComeOnYouSaints.com (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:10
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St tub
Saints and Tigers Teams
St tub (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:03
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER
Anglo-Welsh Cup Round 3
Welford Road
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Kick off 3:00pm
15 Ahsee Tuala
14 Ken Pisi
13 Nafi Tuitavake
12 Harry Mallinder
11 Juan Pablo Estelles
10 Sam Olver
9 Tom Kessell
1 Ethan Waller
2 Charlie Clare
3 Kieran Brookes
4 David Ribbans
5 Christian Day (capt)
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Ben Nutley
8 Sam Dickinson

16 James Fish
17 Alex Waller
18 Paul Hill
19 Michael Paterson
20 Lewis Ludlam
21 Lee Dickson
22 Rory Hutchinson
23 James Wilson

Leicester Tigers (v Northampton Saints, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)
15 Mathew Tait (c)
14 Tom Brady
13 Jack Roberts
12 Matt Smith
11 George Catchpole
10 Owen Williams
9 Jono Kitto
1 Michele Rizzo
2 Harry Thacker
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Harry Wells
5 Dom Barrow
6 Tom Croft
7 Will Evans
8 Luke Hamilton

Replacements
16 George McGuigan
17 Riccardo Brugnara
18 Ben Betts
19 Joe Maksymiw
20 Will Owen
21 Ben White
22 George Worth
23 Charlie Thacker



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:01:27:12:19:56 by St tub.

 
jimmies
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
jimmies (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:24
This could be fun !

 
Saint Stokey
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:26
couldn't ask for any more in an AW team.

Ribbans must be one hell of a player if he's managed to learn the systems in such a short space of time!


it's really galling to see Ethan getting a run now that he's confirmed that he's off.

 
incastrowetrust
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Ayerza wannabe (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:30
That is a first XV team pretty much not a AWC team!!!!!!

Would be massively surpised if Tigers win this one.

 
St tub
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
St tub (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:38
Out wide is pretty strong - I imagine they are trying to work out some combinations for the 6N period

Up front we are missing a lot - Alex is benched, Mikey gets a very well earned break, Dylan.. then Courts, Woody and Picamoles would all be in and around - although great to see Sam D back and Jamie G should always start IMHO

 
TheGent
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
TheGent (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:39
Yep it's that classic kessell-olver axis we've been playing all season (Sm6)

 
Guildford Saint
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Guildford Saint (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:42
Nice to see Sam and Rory back, as well as Ribbans to start.

 
andysaint
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
andysaint (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:44
Quote:
Ayerza wannabe
That is a first XV team pretty much not a AWC team!!!!!!
Would be massively surpised if Tigers win this one.

Not quite:

15 Ahsee Tuala - Foden
14 Ken Pisi - Elliott
13 Nafi Tuitavake - Burrell
12 Harry Mallinder - Hanrahan
11 Juan Pablo Estelles - North
10 Sam Olver - Myler
9 Tom Kessell - Groom
1 Ethan Waller - Waller
2 Charlie Clare - Hartley
3 Kieran Brookes
4 David Ribbans - Lawes
5 Christian Day (capt)
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Ben Nutley - Wood
8 Sam Dickinson - Picamoles

Only 3 first team starters playing tomorrow.

 
Saint Stokey
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:44
I would imagine that Kessell and Olver have played together a fair bit.

Just because the Wandies and practise matches aren't televised, doesn't mean that they don't happen.

I have every faith that these two will be able to play together

 
SaintNice
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
SaintNice (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:51
Interesting selection - I'm looking forward to seeing Wilson and Hutchinson from the bench (hopefully with more than 10 mins to play).
Can't help but feel for Paul Hill - what's the man got to do!

 
incastrowetrust
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Ayerza wannabe (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:51
It was more tongue in cheek, but it is a very strong team esp in the front row/ pack.

Is Packman rated by your coaches?

 
geoffs
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
geoffs (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:53
Ribbans must be one hell of a player if he's managed to learn the systems in such a short space of time!


Let's hope he has a "stormer".

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Tiggs (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:53
Quote:
andysaint
Quote:
Ayerza wannabe
That is a first XV team pretty much not a AWC team!!!!!!
Would be massively surpised if Tigers win this one.

Not quite:

15 Ahsee Tuala - Foden
14 Ken Pisi - Elliott
13 Nafi Tuitavake - Burrell
12 Harry Mallinder - Hanrahan
11 Juan Pablo Estelles - North
10 Sam Olver - Myler
9 Tom Kessell - Groom
1 Ethan Waller - Waller
2 Charlie Clare - Hartley
3 Kieran Brookes
4 David Ribbans - Lawes
5 Christian Day (capt)
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Ben Nutley - Wood
8 Sam Dickinson - Picamoles

Only 3 first team starters playing tomorrow.

Those that you say are not first choice, have played a very similar number of 1st team games to those that you claim are 1st choice, if not more, and some are returning from injury, but would normally be first choice, I think that you do them a dis-service. Tigers team by comparison has 4th and 5th choice players, some of whom have not played 1st team rugby all season, and some never.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.bath1/Bath/Photos/tighthead.gif http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.bath1/Bath/Photos/TigersFire2.gif

 
St tub
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
St tub (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 12:56
I do like the fact Michele and Clare are playing in the front row

Sadly we won't see George Worth v George North however

 
andysaint
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
andysaint (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:02
We certainly have a team out to win but it's a shame there are only 4 players that have come through the academy that are starting. I assume that this means the end of Packman and Collins? They can't even make the bench for this one unless they are injured?

Shame to see Hill benched.

 
Saint Stokey
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:04
Will be interesting who comes off best in a tackle... fish or catchpole

 
incastrowetrust
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Ayerza wannabe (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:08
Quote:
Saint Stokey
Will be interesting who comes off best in a tackle... fish or catchpole

Boooooo

 
Maverick1
Re: Team's Up!
Phil. (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:13
Editors note - I've put the "Team's Up" as an article as we were close to going into SN "limbo" - carry on, as you were, etc... smiling smiley

 
Groundhog7
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
Groundhog7 (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 13:59
Quote:
andysaint
We certainly have a team out to win but it's a shame there are only 4 players that have come through the academy that are starting. I assume that this means the end of Packman and Collins? They can't even make the bench for this one unless they are injured?
Shame to see Hill benched.

Yes, disappointing to see KP start ahead of those two (providing they aren't injured). Would have also liked to see Ludlam start.

 
SaintED
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
SaintED (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 14:13
Quote:
Saint Stokey
it's really galling to see Ethan getting a run now that he's confirmed that he's off.

+1

A good looking side and on paper should have enough for that Tigs team. Games not played on paper though. Anyone know anything about the Croft guy at 6. Academy prospect? winking smiley

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
SaintMaul (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 14:44
Quote:
Ayerza wannabe
That is a first XV team pretty much not a AWC team!!!!!!
Would be massively surpised if Tigers win this one.

How very dare you!

Saints haven't won at Welford Road in 10 years. Therefore it is only fair that we are underdogs

(Sm30)

 
twsaint
Re: Team's Up!
twsaint (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 14:49
Tom Collins was injured in Dublin.

8 of that squad have come through the academy. That seems quite a lot to me.

The Tigers side is fairly decent, I wouldn't assume anything.

Let's hope we're taking plenty of supporters.

 
TheGent
Re: Saints and Tigers Teams
TheGent (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 14:51
Quote:
Saint Stokey
I would imagine that Kessell and Olver have played together a fair bit.
Just because the Wandies and practise matches aren't televised, doesn't mean that they don't happen.

I have every faith that these two will be able to play together

My post was a tongue in cheek reply to Ayerza wannabe's claim that the side is basically a first team XV.

I too have every faith.

 
herbie85
Re: Team's Up!
herbie85 (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 15:34
API injured?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Team's Up!
Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 15:50
The bookies have Tigers favourites

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herbie85
Re: Team's Up!
herbie85 (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 16:07
Bookies usually back home sides in rugby I've noticed Chris, unless a really uneven match up on paper, I.e. sarries at worcs etc

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Team's Up!
Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
27/01/2017 16:36
And Sarries away tonight

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