Premiership weekend team news
Saturday 29 September 2012
Bath v Sale (Today 2.15pm)
A No 10 match-up between Olly Barkley, on his way out of Bath, and Danny Cipriani, still finding his way in at Sale, would have been intriguing. Unfortunately for Cipriani, the axe has fallen early: Nick Macleod replaces him in a side shorn of injury absentees Dwayne Peel and Richie Gray.
Quins v Sarries (Sun 2pm)
Tomorrow's heavyweight bout at the Stoop will be fought over the full 12 rounds. Not for the first time this season, Quins prefer the straight-line speed of Tom Guest to the close-quarter dynamism of Maurie Fa'asavalu in the back row. Sarries recall some top operators, including Schalk Brits and Steve Borthwick.
Leicester v Exeter (Today 2.15)
With the flanker Tom Johnson and the centre Jason Shoemark back from injury, the West Countrymen travel at something close to full strength. Leicester, who lost this fixture last term, give Daniel Bowden a competitive debut in midfield and reinstall the England No 8 Thomas Waldrom in their back row.
L Welsh v Gloucester (Sun 3pm)
Gloucester are not great ones for winning away from home, so a third straight victory for the Exiles will not be wholly out of the question tomorrow. Ben Morgan is injured, so Sione Kalamafoni shifts to No 8 for the visitors. Seb Jewell starts at full-back for the home side.
Arsenal players boo chief-executive Ivan Gazidis after being told they would not get bonus for FA Cup triumph
Brendan Rodgers future: Odds shorten on Liverpool manager being sacked, despite Jurgen Klopp announcement
Liverpool close in on James Milner signing but baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
Fifa corruption: Europe plots to stage an 'alternative World Cup' in place of Russia 2018
Betting company 'refuse to pay' after student wins £1,000 from 50p bet on Roger Federer
- 1 Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
- 2 Fifa corruption: Europe plots to stage an 'alternative World Cup' in place of Russia 2018
- 3 How much sex should I be having?
- 4 Jaden Smith wears gender fluid dress to high school prom with Hunger Games actress
- 5 Betting company 'refuse to pay' after student wins £1,000 from 50p bet on Roger Federer
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Why this year's general election was the most unfair in Britain's history