Same again for Saints as they head to Wasps

AS YOU WERE - Saints have named an unchanged team from last Friday's demolition of Gloucester for Sunday's trip to Wasps
AS YOU WERE - Saints have named an unchanged team from last Friday's demolition of Gloucester for Sunday's trip to Wasps
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Saints will take an unchanged squad to Wasps on Sunday after opting to stick with the men who served up a feast of tries on Aviva Premiership opening night.

Jim Mallinder’s men racked up eight scores at Franklin’s Gardens last Friday as Gloucester were smashed 53-6.

And Saints have decided consistency is the best policy, with the same group players called upon for the trip to Adams Park.

That means Phil Dowson, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, remains on the sidelines, with Jon Fisher, a scorer on his debut last week, again named among the replacements.

Meanwhile, Wasps have chosen to make two changes to the team which was beaten in the final moments of the game against Saracens at Twickenham last Saturday.

Christian Wade is omitted after a car accident during the week left the England winger shaken up. Tom Varndell is his replacement.

Andrea Masi also comes into the starting line-up, taking the place of Rob Miller at full-back.

Saints team to play Wasps at Adams Park, Sunday, September 14 (ko 2pm): James Wilson; Ken Pisi, George Pisi, Luther Burrell, George North; Stephen Myler, Lee Dickson; Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley (capt), Salesi Ma’afu, Courtney Lawes, Christian Day, Calum Clark, Tom Wood, Samu Manoa

Replacements: Ross McMillan, Alex Waller, Gareth Denman, James Craig, Jon Fisher, Kahn Fotuali’i, Will Hooley, Ben Foden

Wasps team: Andrea Masi; Sailosi Tagicakibau, Elliot Daly, Chris Bell, Tom Varndell; Andy Goode, Joe Simpson; Matt Mullan, Carlo Festuccia, Lorenzo Cittadini, Joe Launchbury, James Gaskell, Ashley Johnson, James Haskell (capt), Nathan Hughes

Replacements: Tom Lindsay, John Yapp, Jake Cooper-Woolley, Kearnan Myall, Guy Thompson, Charlie Davies, Ruaridh Jackson, Rob Miller