Dawson fit for Tetley's final
May 10, 2000

England captain Matt Dawson has declared himself fit for the Tetley's Bitter Cup final between Northampton and Wasps at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Saints scrum-half suffered a shoulder injury during last weekend's Heineken Cup semi-final victory over Llanelli.

But Dawson took a full part in Northampton's training session today, and said: ``There was no problem at all out there.

``There was no structural damage to the shoulder, it was a knock I'd had earlier in the season.''

And Northampton are set to receive a double boost with skipper Pat Lam confident of making the starting line-up.

The Samoan has also been troubled by a shoulder injury, but said today: ``I feel confident that I will be right by Saturday.''

The main injury concerns for Saints rugby director John Steele are wing Craig Moir and lock Jon Phillips.

Moir was undergoing a scan on his injured knee today, while Phillips suffered a hamstring problem during the Heineken Cup semi-final.

Steele hopes to name his cup final side tomorrow after the fitness tests have been sorted out, but he could leave it until Friday

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