Gallagher Premiership

Saturday 25th

Bath v Leicester Tigers

Bristol Bears v Gloucester

Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks

Round 9

Saints v London Irish

7.45 ko 24th Jan @ Franklin’s Gardens

Referee: Tom Foley

Saints: Tuala, Sleightholme, Hutchinson, Francis, Naiyaravoro, Grayson, Reinach, B Franks, Haywood, O Franks  Coles  Ratuniyarawa, Wood, Harrison (c) Eadie

Subs: Fish, Waller, Painter, Bean, Tonks, Taylor, Symons, Collins

Irish: Stokes, Naholo, Rona, Hepetema, Hassell-Collins, Myler, Meehan, Elrington, Porecki, Kepu, Van der Merwe (c) Coleman, Rogerson, Cowan, Tuisue

Subs: Atkins, Dell, Hoskins, Mafi, Donnell, Phipps, Stephenson  William’s

Seems BT have belatedly realised that the powerhouses of both the oval and round ball game lies firmly in the East Midlands as both the Saints and the Cobblers are being screened tonight, both grounds less than a mile apart. For the wendyballers the Wobblers take on Derby in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Both Jimmy’s End and Sixfields areas to avoid later. A win for Saints will see them go top of the Prem and with Exeter hosting some hungry Sharks on Sat and Glaws away to Bristol Bears the NWO might not be such a pipe dream after all..