The Yorkshire Carnegie U18s travel to Northampton Saints this Saturday for their latest Premiership Rugby Academies League game, kick off 1.30pm at Franklins Gardens.

Enter the ground via the Weedon Road entrance and parking available in the VIP car park.  Access to the stadium will be near the ticket office which is by the Weedon Road entrance where refreshments are also available to purchase.

Yorkshire have won one of their three games so far this season and face a Northampton side who currently sit third in the Northern Conference table with two wins and one loss from their three games played to date.

Jon Pendlebury and Ben Lazenby have made three changes to the backline with Tom Mann coming in at full back for Louis Brown, Joe Gatus on the wing in place of Kieran Willyman and Oli Fox returning to skipper the side at scrum half instead of Sam Wolstenholme.

In the forwards, Will Booth starts at tight head with Shaun Crouch moving from number eight up to the second row. In the back row, Hugo Tasker starts on the bench this week with Ben Whyte switching to blindside flanker to allow Lewis Wilson to start at open side.  Elliot Ward, who started at lock in last week’s loss to Worcester at Barnsley, packs down at number eight at Northampton.

The Northampton team includes England U16 hooker Samson Ma’asi on the bench, who is the son of former Carnegie player Vili Ma’asi. There are a couple more familiar names in the Saints side with Ollie Sleightholme, son of Jon, on the wing and fly half James Grayson, son of Paul, amongst the replacements.

The teams in full are:

Yorkshire Carnegie
15. Tom Mann
14. Rian Hamilton
13. Jonny Ashman
12. Will Fordy
11. Joe Gatus
10. Harry Davey
9. Oli Fox (c)
1. Billy Nicholls
2. Will Henshall
3. Will Booth
4. Shaun Crouch
5. Matt Burke
6. Ben Whyte
7. Lewis Wilson
8. Elliot Ward

16. Oli Rayner
17. Pieris Michael
18. Ed Martin
19. Hugo Tasker
20. Tom Williams
21. Morgan Bunting
22. Cail Cookland
23. Jack Bodman

Northampton Saints
15 Joe Green
14 Tosin Segun
13 Fraser Dingwall
12 Fraser Strachan
11 Ollie Sleightholme
10 Connor Tupai
9 Harry Warn
1 Rhys Charalambous
2 Luke Risman
3 Ehren Painter
4 Jasper Dix
5 Alex Coles
6 Freddie Davies
7 Joe Britton
8 Devante Onojaife

16 Samson Ma’asi
17 Josaia Wacokecoke
18 Jack West
19 Connor Finch
20 Joe Wallace
21 Finn Creighton
22 James Grayson
23 Sam Cappeart