The winners of this afternoon’s clash will reach the Premiership final at Twickenham next weekend, with Northampton trying to clinch a second Premiership Rugby title - to go with the crown they claimed in 2014. Saints have appeared in nine previous Premiership semi-finals, winning just two, but are a team in form with only one defeat in their last seven league matches - during which time they have run in 40 tries. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the second Premiership Rugby semi-final.
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Northampton Saints v Saracens: Full team news for Wednesday's cup clashWaller suffered concussion during the Gallagher Premiership win against London Irish, ruling him out of recent league matches against Leicester Tigers and Harlequins. But he is back for the midweek match-up against Saracens as Saints look to bounce back from their defeat at Irish in the cup opener last week. Waller will be joined in the front row by tighthead prop Oisín Heffernan, who came off the bench to play at loosehead last week, and Academy hooker Aston Gradwick-Light. Academy flanker Henry Pollock is handed a start in the back row after impressing from the bench against Irish last Tuesday.
Highlights will be available online shortly after the match on the Premiership Rugby website along with a full match replay the following day. How else can I follow the game? If you are not going to watch the game on TV or be inside the stadium, DevonLive will be live blogging the match bringing you all the build-up, team news, live play-by-play match updates, reaction, stats, analysis, interviews and highlights from inside the ground. BBC Radio Devon will also both be providing live commentary of the game. What's the team news? Northampton Saints: 15 Tommy Freeman, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Fraser Dingwall (capt), 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Ollie Sleightholme, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Tom James; 1 Emmanuel Iyogun, 2 Mike Haywood, 3 Ehren Painter, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Alex Moon, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 8 Sam GrahamReplacements: 16 Robbie Smith, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Brandon Nansen, 20 Kayde Sylvester, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 George Furbank, 23 Matt Proctor.
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs TV guide and team newsExeter Chiefs have another game under the Friday night lights as the Devon side take on Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens this evening in Round Nine of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership. Incredibly the last five meetings between the two clubs in Premiership Rugby have been won by the away side on the day and Chiefs have won on four of their last five visits to Franklin’s Gardens.
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A good omen for Rob Baxter's side perhaps? Here are all the ways you can follow the game.... READ MORE: Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs LIVE: Play-by-play updates from Franklin's Gardens When is the game? Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs is being played at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens on Friday, November 4. What time is kick-off? The kick-off time is at 7. 45pm. Is the game on TV? Yes. Barring any late changes to fixtures like last weekend, this season every Gallagher Premiership match will be televised on either BT Sport on PRTV. Premiership Rugby have confirmed today's match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 HD, with coverage starting at 7pm.
When is Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints? The match will be played at Welford Road in Leicester, on Saturday 11 June at 4:30pm BST. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 3. 45pm. BT Sport subscribers can also stream the match live on the BT Sport website and mobile app. What is the team news? Leicester Tigers: Steward; Potter, Moroni, Kelly, Porter; Ford, Youngs; Genge (c), Montoya, Cole; Wells, Green, Liebenberg, Reffell, Wiese. Replacements: Clare, Leatigaga, Heyes, Chessum, Martin, Van Poortvliet, Burns, Nadolo. Northampton Saints: Freeman; Proctor, Dingwall, Hutchinson, Skosan; Biggar, Mitchell; Iyogun, Matavesi, Painter; Coles, Ratuniyarawa, Lawes, Ludlam (c), Augustus. Replacements: Haywood, Waller, Heffernan, Ribbans, Hinkley, James, Grayson, Francis.
Callum Braley again captains the cup side, with James Grayson again named at fly-half. Young wing Frankie Sleightholme is handed a start, with the experienced Courtnall Skosan in the other wide berth. James Ramm will be at full-back, having scored twice in the 28-26 defeat at Irish. Among the replacements, Emeka Atuanya, Archie Kean and guest player Isaac Bell (Loughborough University) could all feature in a competitive match for Saints for the first time, should they enter the action. Saints: James Ramm; Courtnall Skosan, Tom Litchfield, Joel Matavesi, Frankie Sleightholme; James Grayson, Callum Braley (c); Alex Waller, Aston Gradwick-Light, Oisin Heffernan; Brandon Nansen, Tom Lockett; Kayde Sylvester, Henry Pollock, Aaron Hinkley.
How to watch Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints online and on TV todaySign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxingSign up to our free sport email for all the latest newsNorthampton Saints only secured their place in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals on the last day of the season but after taking fourth spot, they now have a chance to upset East Midlands rivals - and table-toppers - Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. Saints hammered Newcastle Falcons 65-26 to make the top four and although they finished 19 points behind the all-conquering Tigers, that will mean little if they can upset the odds over 80 minutes in Leicester.
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