Northampton Saints v Cornish Pirates

Saints Pre-Season

Tuesday 5th July 2016


Northampton Saints v Cornish Pirates

Northampton Saints v Cornish PiratesFranklin's Gardens
Saturday August 20th
Kick Off 13:30

Phil Westren's Preview

For their second pre-season encounter the Cornish Pirates will travel to Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday to face Northampton Saints.

For the Premiership home side it will be one game in a double-header of match action, as the Saints will also play Rotherham Titans on the same day. The format will be Saints versus Pirates at 1.30pm and Saints versus Titans at 4pm.

The Cornish Pirates are aware that the match will provide a test, and at a famous ground where they last visited in 2007, when the Saints spent a season in the old National One.

Centre Alex Dancer is lined up to make his 50th appearance for the Pirates, and should he be called off the bench it will mark a welcome return to playing action for lock Brett Beukeboom.

The list of replacements also includes four players who are dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, namely forwards Josh Caulfield and Sam Simmonds, plus back Stuart Townsend and Tom Hendrickson. Another similarly dual-registered player, Jack Innard, starts at hooker.     

Cornish Pirates:
15 Toby May, 14 Kyle Moyle, 13 Alex Dancer, 12 Nicolas De Battista
11 Matt Evans, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Alex Day
1 Marlen Walker, 2 Jack Innard, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Edd Pascoe
5 Chris Morgan (capt), 6 Jake Parker, 7 Alex Cheesman, 8 Tom Duncan.

Jack Andrew, Tom Channon, Brett Beukeboom, Josh Caulfield, Dan Lee
John Stevens, Sam Simmonds, Mike Pope, Stuart Townsend, Laurence May
Tom Hendrickson, Bar Bartlett, Alex O’Meara, Jack Arnott.

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