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American lock Samu Manoa starts once more for the Northampton Saints as they clash with Sale Friday.

Manoa got some praise from teammate Christian Day this week, as the fellow second row forward told the BBC that the American import has been a revelation.

"He arrived to fill Courtney Lawes' shirt as an explosive, dynamic second row and he's more than done that,” said Day. "He's massively strong and fast, with great hands, and the more he learns the game, the better he's going to get."

Day added: "He's not going to be the second row who hits forty rucks a game, but he naturally finds the right place to ball carry. When people run into him in defense, he knocks them down pretty fast.”

Day and Manoa will pair up once again Friday. This will be Manoa’s fourth Aviva Premiership appearance.