Wilson and Collins called into Saints starting line-up for Irish trip

STARTING ROLE - James Wilson (Picture: Linda Dawson)
STARTING ROLE - James Wilson (Picture: Linda Dawson)
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James Wilson and Tom Collins have been called into the Saints team for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash against London Irish at the Madejski Stadium (ko 2pm).

They are the only two changes to the starting line-up from last weekend’s 41-20 demolition of leaders Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens.

With Ben Foden on England duty at Twickenham, Wilson replaces him at full-back while Collins comes in on the wing for the injured Jamie Elliott.

Tom Mercey has recovered from his recent spell on the sidelines to take his place on the replacements’ bench, with a first call-up to the senior match day squad for Kiwi utility back Glenn Dickson.

Saints team v London Irish, Aviva Premiership Round 7, Madejski Stadium, Sunday, November 3, kick off 2pm: James Wilson; Ken Pisi, George Pisi, Luther Burrell, Tom Collins; Stephen Myler, Kahn Fotuali’i; Alex Waller, Mike Haywood, Salesi Ma’afu, Samu Manoa, Christian Day, Calum Clark, Phil Dowson, Sam Dickinson.

Replacements: Ross McMillan, Ethan Waller, Tom Mercey, GJ van Velze, Ben Nutley, Ryan Glynn, Glenn Dickson, Dom Waldouck