Team News // Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Courtney Lawes will lead Northampton Saints in his final match at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens in the Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Saracens on Friday (31 May, kick-off: 7.45pm). Saints are competing in their third consecutive Premiership semi-final and their 12th overall, with this being their first time hosting in the knock-out stage since 2015. Despite recent away losses in semi-finals, the team aims to reach the Final for the first time since 2014 when they clinched the title.

Alex Waller, Alex Moon, and Lewis Ludlam will also be featuring in their final home game in Northampton. The starting XV includes Curtis Langdon and Trevor Davison in the front row, Alex Coles partnering with Moon at lock, and Tom Pearson joining Lawes and Juarno Augustus in the back row. Notable players like Alex Mitchell and Fin Smith are set to play crucial roles in the match, with Fraser Dingwall and Burger Odendaal forming the centre partnership. Ollie Sleightholme and Tommy Freeman will be on the wings, while George Furbank starts at fullback.

The bench for Saints will feature a 6-2 split, with key players ready to make an impact during the game. The clash between Saints and Saracens is anticipated to be a sold-out event, so fans are advised to arrive early at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens. The kick-off is set for 7.45pm on Friday, 31st May 2024.

In response, Saracens will field a strong team with notable players like Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, and Maro Itoje among others. The match promises to be an intense battle between two top-tier teams vying for a spot in the Premiership Final.

This exciting encounter between Northampton Saints and Saracens is expected to be a thrilling spectacle for rugby fans, with both teams showcasing their talent and determination to secure a victory. Stay tuned for an action-packed semi-final showdown at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens.