Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Franklin’s Gardens Date: Saturday, 1 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website

Hooker will make his 250th appearance for Northampton Saints when he starts on his return from England duty against Falcons on Saturday.

Courtney Lawes, , and are also back after the Autumn internationals.

Hartley’s England team-mate starts for .

Vereniki Goneva, who helped Fiji to a historic win over France last week, is back on the wing for the Falcons.

Tonga captain and Samoa’s Logovi’i Mulipola return from international action by taking their place on the bench for the visitors.

Northampton Saints: Tuala; Kellaway, Dingwall, Francis, Naiyaravoro; Biggar, Reinach; Waller (co-capt), Hartley (co-capt), Hill; Ribbans, Lawes, Gibson, Ludlam, Harrison.

Replacements: Marshall, Van Wyk, Franks, Ratuniyarawa, Eadie, Mitchell, Burrell, Sleightholme.

Falcons: Hammersley; Goneva, Harris, , Sinoti; Flood (capt), Stuart; Lockwood, Cooper, Wilson; Green, Robinson, Wilson, Hardie, Nagusa.

Replacements: McGuigan, Brocklebank, Mulipola, Davidson, Graham, Takulua, Connon, Bettencourt.

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