Myler and Burrell return from injury as Saints make five changes for Quins trip

Stephen Myler and Luther Burrell return from injury to take their place in the Saints team to travel to Harlequins on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

By The Newsroom
Friday, 7th October 2016, 12:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:23 pm
SKIPPER RETURNS - Tom Wood is back in the Saints team for Saturday's trip to Harlequins
SKIPPER RETURNS - Tom Wood is back in the Saints team for Saturday's trip to Harlequins

Burrell has been out since being knocked unconscious in the defeat at Saracens on September 17, while Myler was a late withdrawal ahead of the win against Exeter last Friday due to a shoulder problem.

Tom Wood is also back to skipper the side after being rested against the Chiefs, while Teimana Harrison comes in for the benched Louis Picamoles at No.8.

Ahsee Tuala replaces Ben Foden, who is among the replacements, at full-back.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

It is a strong Saints bench, with Lee Dickson returning from a groin injury and Harry Mallinder likely to get a cameo after his heroic match-winning penalty last week.

Dylan Hartley remains out with a back injury, with Christian Day (bicep) and JJ Hanrahan (ankle) among the others still sidelined.

Meanwhile, Harlequins remain shorn of scrum-half Danny Care, who has a rib injury.

But Nick Evans is fit enough to return to the starting 15 at fly-half.

Harlequins: Brown; Yarde, Alofa, Roberts, Visser; Evans, Dickson; Marler, Buchanan, Sinckler; Merrick, Horwill (c); Robshaw, Wallace, Chisholm. Replacements: Gray, Lambert, Collier, Twomey, Luamanu, Mulchrone, Swiel, Marchant.

Saints: Tuala; K Pisi, G Pisi, Burrell, North; Myler, Groom; A Waller, Haywood, Brookes; Lawes, Paterson; Wood (c), Clark, Harrison. Replacements: Clare, E Waller, Hill, Dickinson, Picamoles, Dickson, Mallinder, Foden.