Northampton Saints and the British Army have named their line-ups for Tuesday’s Mobbs Memorial match.
Five of the Saints forwards who start played some part in the LV= Cup final with Leicester on Sunday afternoon - including Ben Nutley, Alex Waller and Mark Sorenson who are joined by a mix of senior and Academy talent that impressed in the defeat of another forces side – the RAF – last week.
The British Army pose a sizeable challenge, however, former Saints prop Chris Budgen propping for the reigning Defence World Champions in a XV that includes Fijian 7s back row Ifereimi Boladau and former junior and 7s Springbok Gerhard Wessels in the centres. The pack will be led by a former Saints favourite, too; Heineken Cup winning front row Matt Stewart the Army’s current forwards coach.
Also featuring for the Army is former Kettering scrum-half Tom Chennell.
Entry is by ticket only and prices have been set at just £10 for adults or £3 for juniors and concs. The Saints Ticket Office is open today until 5pm or from 11am tomorrow morning. Supporters can buy online by visiting www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/tickets and printing their match tickets at home.
Saints: Sadler, Collins, Hughes, Tonks, Skelcey, Hooley, Glynn; A Waller, McMillan, Mercey, Hicks, Sorenson, Dyer, Nutley, Ingle. Reps: E Waller, Biller, Parkins, Harry, Harrison, Farmer, Day, Bullough.
British Army: Cpl Cummings, LBdr Speight, LCpl Rokoduguni, LCpl Wessels, Pte Ferguson, Pte Prasad, Cpl Chennell; LCpl Reeves, LSgt Dwyer, LCpl Budgen, Cpl Bates, 2Lt Bolger, LCpl Koroiyadi, Capt Lee, LBdr Boladau. Reps: WO1 Silvester, LBdr Dowding, Sgt Llewellyn, LCpl Fillier, Lt Duffus, Spr Bakosa, LCpl Nacamavuto, LCpl Kava.
ORDER OF EVENTS AT FRANKLIN’S GARDENS
11am - Entertainment commences in Car Park A
5pm - East Midlands XV v Army ‘A’ KO on Pitch One
5:30pm – Village area and food and drink vendors open
7:45pm – Mobbs Memorial Match: Saints v British Army KO on main pitch