Fit-again Myler and Wood recalled by Saints for Bath clash

FIT AGAIN - Stephen Myler has shrugged off his calf injury, and starts for Saints against Bath on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)
FIT AGAIN - Stephen Myler has shrugged off his calf injury, and starts for Saints against Bath on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints are boosted by the return of England internationals Stephen Myler and Tom Wood for Saturday’s mouthwatering Aviva Premiership clash with Bath at Franklin’s Gardens.

Myler and Wood missed last Sunday’s 35-10 victory at Newcastle Falcons with calf and back injuries respectively, with Will Hooley and Jon Fisher impressing in their place.

But Hooley and Fisher will have to settle for a place on the bench this weekend.

Alex Waller is also among the replacements as Alex Corbisiero returns to the first 15 for the clash with a Bath side who have a 100 per cent record this season.

The west country outfit have been forced to make two changes to the team that thumped Leicester Tigers 45-0 at The Rec last weekend.

Flanker Carl Fearns and powerhouse wing Matt Banahan are out injured, with Alafoti Fa’osiliva and Ollie Woodburn taking their places.

Teams

Saints: Foden; K Pisi, G Pisi, Burrell, North; Myler, Fotuali’i; Corbisiero, Hartley, Ma’afu; Lawes, Day; Clark, Wood, Manoa.

Replacements: McMillan, A Waller, Denman, Craig, Fisher, L Dickson, Hooley, Wilson.

Bath: Arscott; Rokoduguni, Joseph, Eastmond, Woodburn; Ford, Cook; James, Webber, Wilson; Hooper, Attwood; Fa’osiliva, Mercer, Houston.

Replacements: Dunn, Auterac, Thomas, Day, Ewels, Stringer, Henson, Devoto.