Drahm At Stand-Off For Saints

Northampton Saints have swapped Shane Drahm and Bruce Reihana for the Heineken Cup round-one match against Glasgow at Hughenden on Sunday. Drahm will revert to his favoured position of fly half after two games in the full-back role, with Reihana wearing 15.Other changes to the starting line-up have been largely caused by injuries.Dan Richmond will have his first start of the season after Steve Thompson, the England hooker, suffered a rib injury against Sale Sharks last weekend. Richmond's place on the bench has been filled by Johan van Wyk, providing him his first opportunity to wear Saints" colours.Mark Tucker has been ruled out after his right arm had been broken during training yesterday. Prop Robbie Morris will also not feature because of the muscle tear in his right calf on Saturday, and lock Selborne Boome has been sidelined with bone bruising to his right knee. Matt Lord and Damien Browne make up the lock pairing. It will be Lord's fiftieth game for Saints.Further changes include the selection of John Rudd on the right wing, with Wylie Human moving to the bench. Alan Solomons, Saints" head coach, said today: "I thought Drahmy played with a little more confidence at the weekend, and a good sign of that was the high ball he took in his own 22. So I have put him back at fly half and Bruce back in his rightful position at full-back."He added: 'the Heineken Cup is a fresh focus, but it is just as tough a competition as the Zurich Premiership. Every side that plays in the Heineken Cup will really get up for these games. They will be the highlight of the season. It will be a massive challenge against Glasgow."Glasgow's team will be announced tomorrow morning. Sunday's match will kick off at 1.00pm. Northampton team:15 Bruce Reihana14 John Rudd13 Marc Stcherbina12 Chris Hyndman11 Ben Cohen10 Shane Drahm9 Mark Robinson1 Tom Smith2 Dan Richmond3 Robbie Kempson4 Matt Lord5 Damien Browne6 Darren Fox7 Corne Krige (captain)8 Andrew Blowers Replacements16 Johan van Wyk17 Chris Budgen18 Ed O'donoghue19 Grant Seely20 Johnny Howard21 Andy Vilk22 Wylie HumanNorthampton Saints have swapped Shane Drahm and Bruce Reihana for the Heineken Cup round-one match against Glasgow at Hughenden on Sunday. Drahm will revert to his favoured position of fly half after two games in the full-back role, with Reihana wearing 15.Other changes to the starting line-up have been largely caused by injuries.Dan Richmond will have his first start of the season after Steve Thompson, the England hooker, suffered a rib injury against Sale Sharks last weekend. Richmond's place on the bench has been filled by Johan van Wyk, providing him his first opportunity to wear Saints" colours.Mark Tucker has been ruled out after his right arm had been broken during training yesterday. Prop Robbie Morris will also not feature because of the muscle tear in his right calf on Saturday, and lock Selborne Boome has been sidelined with bone bruising to his right knee. Matt Lord and Damien Browne make up the lock pairing. It will be Lord's fiftieth game for Saints.Further changes include the selection of John Rudd on the right wing, with Wylie Human moving to the bench. Alan Solomons, Saints" head coach, said today: "I thought Drahmy played with a little more confidence at the weekend, and a good sign of that was the high ball he took in his own 22. So I have put him back at fly half and Bruce back in his rightful position at full-back."He added: 'the Heineken Cup is a fresh focus, but it is just as tough a competition as the Zurich Premiership. Every side that plays in the Heineken Cup will really get up for these games. They will be the highlight of the season. It will be a massive challenge against Glasgow."Glasgow's team will be announced tomorrow morning. Sunday's match will kick off at 1.00pm. Northampton team:15 Bruce Reihana14 John Rudd13 Marc Stcherbina12 Chris Hyndman11 Ben Cohen10 Shane Drahm9 Mark Robinson1 Tom Smith2 Dan Richmond3 Robbie Kempson4 Matt Lord5 Damien Browne6 Darren Fox7 Corne Krige (captain)8 Andrew Blowers Replacements16 Johan van Wyk17 Chris Budgen18 Ed O'donoghue19 Grant Seely20 Johnny Howard21 Andy Vilk22 Wylie Human