Commins set for Premiership lift-off
Former UCT scrumhalf Stuart Commins has been named on the Northampton Saints bench for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Harlequins.
Commins made his Northampton debut in a second team match earlier against Leicester in the week and has now been named on the bench for this weekend’s Premiership trip to London.
It is a great opportunity for the 21-year-old, who just a few months ago was still playing for UCT in the 2010 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International – helping his side into the final where they went down to the Maties.
Commins, a veteran of three Varsity Cup campaigns, joined Northampton just a few short weeks ago – taking a full part in pre-season training and also featuring in some warm-up matches, against Bedford and Dax.
Speaking about the first few weeks at his new club, Stu told northamptonsaints.co.uk: “Settling in has been easy, to be honest.
“The guys are great, the team spirit’s unbelievable, and on and off the field things are going well. People are very friendly and that’s the most important part.”
The Northampton Saints team: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Jon Clarke, 12 James Downey, 11 Bruce Reihana, 10 Shane Geraghty, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 Roger Wilson, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Phil Dowson, 5 Christian Day, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Soane Tonga’uiha.
Replacements: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Regardt Dreyer, 18 Euan Murray, 19 Calum Clark, 20 Mark Easter, 21 Stuart Commins, 22 Stephen Myler, 23 Joe Ansbro.
Kick-off: 1.30pm UK time (2.30pm SA time)