Clark to make long-awaited return in Wanderers game

Calum Clark will play his first game for almost a year as he lines up for the Wanderers at Newcastle this evening (kick-off 5pm).

Monday, 12th September 2016, 11:48 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:51 pm
Calum Clark suffered a shoulder injury in the pre-season win at Wasps last October (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

The flanker was crowned Saints’ supporters’ and players’ player of the year at the conclusion of a fantastic 2014/15 campaign.

But he was unable to play a competitive match last season after injuring his shoulder in a pre-season win at Wasps in October.

He furthered aggravated the injury in training soon after and required surgery, which kept him out of full training until recently.

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However, he is now back to fitness and will start at No.6 for the Saints second string in round one of the Aviva A League at Kingston Park.

Argentina sevens player Juan Pablo Estelles will also be in the starting line-up as he takes his place at outside centre.

Wanderers team to face Newcastle: Furbank; Collins, Estelles, Hutchinson, Packman; Olver, Kessell; E Waller, Clare, Denman; Moon, J Onojaife; Clark, Ludlam, Bennett.

Replacements: Marshall, Beesley, Parkins, Rayment, D Onojaife, Emery, Grayson.