No injury issues for Saints ahead of Exeter clash

READY TO GO - Kahn Fotuali'i is available for Saints' clash with Exeter on Saturday
READY TO GO - Kahn Fotuali'i is available for Saints' clash with Exeter on Saturday
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Jim Mallinder says he will have a full squad to choose from for Saints’ Aviva Premiership opener against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

There had been doubts over the fitness of the likes of Ben Foden and Kahn Fotuali’i, who both missed the final pre-season game at Leinster last Friday.

But their absence appears to have been purely precautionary and they can play a part against the Chiefs on Saturday.

Wales wing George North is set to make his debut and captain Dylan Hartley is available following the conclusion of his 11-week ban for his red card in the Premiership final in May.

“Not everyone has been fully fit all the time (during pre-season) but we’ve taken a few precautions because when you get to this first game you do want everyone fit,” said Mallinder.

“We’re fortunate that everyone’s available for selection this weekend.”