2019-20 Premiership Rugby – London Irish vs Northampton Saints Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is London Irish vs Northampton Saints taking place? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is London Irish vs Northampton Saints taking place? Twickenham Stoop, London

What is the expected weather for London Irish vs Northampton Saints? 22c with sunshine

Where can I get tickets for London Irish vs Northampton Saints? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is London Irish vs Northampton Saints on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream London Irish vs Northampton Saints? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

London Irish: Homer; Loader, Williams, Brophy Clews, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Meehan; Dell, Cornish, Hoskins, Nott, De Chaves, Cooke, Cowan (capt), Tuisue.

Replacements: Matu'u, Goodrick-Clarke, Kepu, Donnell, Ioane, Phipps, Atkins, Neal.

Northampton Saints: Furbank; Olowofela, Proctor, Hutchinson, Collins; Grayson, Mitchell; Van Wyk, Haywood, Hill, Moon, Isiekwe, Gibson, Ludlam (capt), Adendorff.

Replacements: Marshall, Hobbs-Awoyemi, Painter, Bean, Uru, James, Bird-Tulloch, Tuala.

THE PREDICTION

Both London Irish and Northampton Saints were beaten in the first round of matches after lockdown and that has led to both sides making as many as ten changes for this game. Saints have it all to play for as they sit outside the play-offs so they will be motivated to bounce back here. South African flanker Shaun Adendorff will make his debut for them and against a relatively weak London Irish defensive unit, the Saints should get back to winning ways here.

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