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Premiership: Northampton Saints v Bath


Aviva PremiershipVenue: Franklin’s Gardens Date: Friday, 15 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and on the BBC Sport websiteNorthampton are without England captain Dylan Hartley for the visit of Bath.Hooker Hartley has a hand injury and is replaced by Mikey Haywood, with prop Paul Hill and second-rower David Ribbans also coming into the side.England flanker Sam Underhill will make his debut for Bath, one of three changes from the team that beat Saracens 31-21 in their last match.

Centre Ben Tapuai, scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i and lock Charlie Ewels all make first starts of the season.Northampton Saints: Tuala; North, Horne, Burrell, Collins; Mallinder, Groom; Waller, Haywood, Hill, Paterson, Ribbans, Lawes (capt), Gibson, T Harrison.Replacements: Marshall, Ma’afu, Brookes, Day, Ludlam, Reinach, Grayson, Foden.Bath: Watson; Rokoduguni, Joseph, Tapuai, Banahan; Priestland, Fotuali’i; Obano, Dunn, Perenise, Ewels, Stooke, Garvey (capt), Underhill, Faletau.Replacements: Walker, Auterac, Andrews, Phillips, Grant, Allinson, Burns, Clark.Referee: Thomas Foley
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