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NEWS: Teams Up


By Saint Ted
September 22 2017

The Northampton Saints team has been named for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 4 trip to London Irish

 

 

 

 

The match day 23 shows just the one change from that which earned a four-try bonus point win over Bath last time out, with Sam Dickinson coming in for Teimana Harrison (shoulder).

Dylan Hartley (hand), Mitch Eadie (ankle) and Piers Francis (jaw) are the other significant injury absentees, although Hartley and Francis are close to full fitness. Tom Wood and Stephen Myler have been in full training this week and are among the travelling reserves.

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NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LONDON IRISH
Aviva Premiership Round 4
Madejski Stadium
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Kick off 3:00pm
15 Ahsee Tuala
14 George North
13 Rob Horne
12 Luther Burrell
11 Tom Collins
10 Harry Mallinder
9 Nic Groom
1 Alex Waller
2 Mikey Haywood
3 Paul Hill
4 Michael Paterson
5 David Ribbans
6 Courtney Lawes (capt)
7 Jamie Gibson
8 Sam Dickinson

16 Reece Marshall
17 Campese Ma’afu
18 Kieran Brookes
19 Christian Day
20 Lewis Ludlam
21 Cobus Reinach
22 James Grayson
23 Ben Foden

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Marching On
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Marching On (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 12:04
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DrVsHairyCrack
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DrV'sHairyCraic (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 12:14
Your (winning (hopefully)) opposition:

London Irish:
15 Tommy Bell,
14 Alex Lewington,
13 Aseli Tikoirotuma,
12 Johnny Williams,
11 Napolioni Nalaga,
10 James Marshall,
9 Brendan McKibbin,
1 Ben Franks (c),
2 Dave Porecki,
3 Petrus Du Plessis,
4 Franco van der Merwe,
5 Sebastian De Chaves,
6 Josh McNally,
7 Conor Gilsenan,
8 Blair Cowan

Replacements:
16 David Paice,
17 Harry Elrington,
18 Ollie Hoskins,
19 Teofilo Paulo,
20 Jake Schatz,
21 Scott Steele,
22 Greig Tonks,
23 Topsy Ojo

 
herbie85
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herbie85 (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 12:15
Understand keeping a winning side. But i can't see too many better opportunities to integrate some of the new lads, ford Robinson springs to mind from thread below, even if to use from the bench for 20 to get them some involvement

 
andysaint
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andysaint (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 12:50
We canít go into this with too much arrogance, Irish last two games have not been good but have been away. Our home form has been good but we need to take that away with us. We are missing several influential players and the Irish pack looks to be relatively tough but we should be more mobile. Saints should be favourites but could be a potential banana skin.

 
Walks11
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Walks11 (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 13:14
Definitely not a time to rest and rotate, a couple more weeks in possibly but we need to back up the last 2 weeks with another performance. The team has a settled look to it which is good. Treat LI with the respect they deserve and perform as we have we should win

 
DesboroughSaint
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DesboroughSaint (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 13:36
Jokes aside what are we going to do at 8 is Dickinson gets injured / when he goes off? Can Ribbans catch a high ball? From what else Iíve seen he could do a handy job there and seems intelligent

 
Dick Dastardly
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Thrupp artist (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 13:55
Reckon Ludlam will get a good run at 8 during the second half but I back Sam D to put in a solid shift. Moving Patterson to the back row with Day in the second row is another option.

 
Deesaint
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Deesaint (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:10
I hope big Sam does recover the form of a few season's ago when he was being touted as a possible for England. He needs to as he only has a short term contract with Saints. Of all the 23 he really needs to show what he can do.

 
herbie85
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herbie85 (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:11
Im not convinced a little bit of rotation is treating London Irish lightly. Certainly in ford Robinson's case he toured with England and was a player to come out of Bristol's relegation season with merit. It's not like chucking in academy players in it.

 
alwayshopeful
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alwayshopeful (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:20
Where did the thread with our team go?

 
David Tavener
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David Tavener (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:28
JFR gives one big problem but can be one big benefit...he can play on both sides of the scrum.

Itís quite possible that the current props have stepped up their games too.

As for rotation, many of us will remember the time saints went to Irish thinking turning up was all that was needed...they got battered!
This is Irishís first true home game and will want to make their home games a target to win.

 
Saint Ted
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Saint Ted (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:33
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alwayshopeful
Where did the thread with our team go?

Which thread?

 
alwayshopeful
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alwayshopeful (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:55
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Saint Ted
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alwayshopeful
Where did the thread with our team go?

Which thread?

There was a prior thread that had our team listed, I actually posted a reply to it.. its now vanished and I'm pretty certain I didnt delete it!

 
tedge
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tedge (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 14:56
Thought Lawes was away with England training this weekend - along with Hartley - is Hartley fit or not ?

 
Sans Culottes
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Sans Culottes (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 15:27
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tedge
Thought Lawes was away with England training this weekend - along with Hartley - is Hartley fit or not ?

I think they meet up on Sunday evening.

 
Saint Ted
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Saint Ted (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 15:46
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alwayshopeful
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Saint Ted
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alwayshopeful
Where did the thread with our team go?

Which thread?

There was a prior thread that had our team listed, I actually posted a reply to it.. its now vanished and I'm pretty certain I didnt delete it!

This one has the team in it!

I'm doing the teams up as a news article now to help keep the site alive, there was another thread posted slightly after but it had no responses so it went, you must have posted while I was deleting it

 
alwayshopeful
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alwayshopeful (IP Logged)
22/09/2017 17:29
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Saint Ted
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alwayshopeful
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Saint Ted
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alwayshopeful
Where did the thread with our team go?

Which thread?

There was a prior thread that had our team listed, I actually posted a reply to it.. its now vanished and I'm pretty certain I didnt delete it!

This one has the team in it!

I'm doing the teams up as a news article now to help keep the site alive, there was another thread posted slightly after but it had no responses so it went, you must have posted while I was deleting it

Thanks.. thought I was going mad... Cheers!

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