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Academy name side for Saints derby

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Tigers Academy have named an exciting side for this Saturday's East Midlands derby against Northampton Saints. The starting XV includes England Junior National Academy players Greig Tonks and Ben Youngs, both of whom have impressed for the academy and the development team so far this season.

They are joined in the starting line-up by three other backs with Guinness A League experience in Aiden McNulty, Jack Cobden and Mitchell Culpin, with Karl Pallas and Nathaniel Lowers completing the backline.

In the forwards, Greg Sammons switches from hooker to blindside flanker, with Chris Mundy claiming the openside berth. Newcomer Dan Hemmingway, who earned the praise of Neil Back during his debut last month, is the third back row man, while Dan Hurst and Tom McGregor have been paired in the second row.

Tigers Academy vs Northampton Saints Academy, Oval Park, kick-off 1.30pm

15 Greig Tonks
14 Nathaniel Lowers
13 Jack Cobden
12 Karl Pallas
11 Mitchell Culpin
10 Aiden McNulty
9 Ben Youngs

1 Andy Brown
2 Tom Collett
3 Adam Parkins
4 Dan Hurst
5 Tom McGregor
6 Greg Sammons
7 Chris Mundy
8 Dan Hemmingway


 Ian Smith
 Joe Tate
 Ben Avent
 Sam Harrison
 Will Hurrell
 Vavae Tuilagi
 Will Lawson
 Chris Fletcher