Haywood and Gibson start for Saints against Harlequins

Mike Haywood and Jamie Gibson will start for the first time this season when Saints square up to Harlequins on Friday night.

Thursday, 31st October 2019, 11:58 am
Jamie Gibson starts for Saints against Harlequins

Both players made their first appearances of the campaign off the bench last weekend, helping Saints to beat Worcester Warriors 35-16 at Franklin's Gardens.

And they are now back in the first 15 as Quins come calling.

Andrew Symons comes in for Fraser Dingwall, who drops to the bench, while Ben Franks replaces Alex Waller at loosehead.

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David Ribbans is back from compassionate leave and starts in the second row, while Teimana Harrison skippers the side from No.8.

Api Ratuniyarawa is ready to return after World Cup duty and he has been named among the replacements.

Paul Hill has recovered from a foot injury and will also be on the bench.

Saints: Furbank; Collins, Hutchinson, Symons, Naiyaravoro; Grayson, Taylor; B Franks, Haywood, Hill; Ribbans, Moon; Wood, Gibson, Harrison (c).

Replacements: Van Vuuren, Waller, Hill, Ratuniyarawa, Coles, Tupai, Dingwall, Sleightholme.