A-Team named for Monday at Northampton

Sunday 22 October 2017

Ally Hogg captains Newcastle Falcons for Monday night's trip Northampton Wanderers as the two unbeaten sides in the A-League Northern Group go head to head.

The Falcons are two from two going into the 7.30pm Franklin's Gardens clash after bonus point wins over Wasps (67-21) and Sale (31-0), Hogg (pictured) skippering a side containing six full internationals.

Canada's all-time leading try-scorer DTH van der Merwe starts at outside centre with a wing pairing of Sinoti Sinoti and Belisario Agulla - Joel Hodgson and Ruaridh Dawson forming a homegrown half-back pairing.

Fit-again back-rower Opeti Fonua gets a first run of the season at No 8, Scott Wilson making a first start of the campaign following a pair of bench outings in Europe over the past fortnight.

Newcastle Falcons team to face Northampton (Monday, 7.30pm, Franklin's Gardens)

15 Brett Connon

14 Belisario Agulla

13 DTH van der Merwe

12 Joel Matavesi

11 Sinoti Sinoti

10 Joel Hodgson

9 Ruaridh Dawson

1 Adam Brocklebank

2 Ben Sowrey

3 Scott Wilson

4 Evan Olmstead

5 Glen Young

6 Ally Hogg (captain)

7 Simon Uzokwe

8 Opeti Fonua

Replacements

16 Jamie Blamire

17 Jack Bergmanas (Doncaster)

18 Diogo Ferreira

19 Andrew Davidson

20 Will Montgomery

21 Cam Kelemeti

22 Charlie Wilson

23 Cameron Cowell

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