Auterac set to take on two Saints team-mates at home of Tigers
Saints prop Nick Auterac has been named in the starting line-up for Scotland A as they take on England A in a friendly clash at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday (kick-off: 2pm).
The 28-year-old – who previously represented England Under-20s – was named in Scotland's squad for the first time this summer and will get his first taste of senior international rugby in Leicester with a new-look Scotland side that contains 17 uncapped players.
And Auterac could come up against a couple of familiar faces as Lewis Ludlam and George Furbank have both been named on the England A bench for the encounter.
England A: Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers); Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), Dan Kelly (Leicester Tigers), Max Malins (Bristol Bears, on loan from Saracens); Jacob Umaga (Wasps), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears); Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers); Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers) Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby); Lewis Ludlow (c) (Gloucester Rugby), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks), Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons).
Replacements: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons), Beno Obano (Bath Rugby), Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Lewis Ludlam (Saints), Dan Robson (Wasps), George Furbank (Saints), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby).
Daventry Town to kick-off their season with the FA Cup
Sadler calls on batters to dig in as Northants struggle against Kent
Boyd discusses referee's decision not to issue a red card during Saints' defeat at Wasps
'Seamless' start to new era at Saints
The time is now as Saints players are expected to 'come of age'
Scotland A: Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby); Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Leicester Tigers), Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby); Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors), Charlie Shiel (Edinburgh Rugby); Nick Auterac (Saints), Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks), Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warrriors); Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers), Kiran McDonald (Glasgow Warriors); Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby), Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby)
Replacements: Adam McBurney (Ulster Rugby), Robin Hislop (Doncaster Knights), Javan Sebastian (Scarlets), Jamie Hodgson (Edinburgh Rugby), Callum Hunter-Hill (Saracens), Ben Vellacott (Wasps), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), George Taylor (Edinburgh Rugby)