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Alex Waller highlights the dangers of a London Irish side with ‘nothing to lose’ on Sunday afternoon, while Courtney Lawes says the squad are keen to refine the form that sees them still sit second in the Aviva Premiership, despite defeat to Saracens.
All the tries from the Saints Under-17s’ week of double action at the Gardens, including eight over the two games for the youngsters in black, green and gold. Academy coach Paul Diggin also speaks after the second fixture against Saracens.
Tom Wood gives a typically forthright opinion of the Saints’ bonus point loss at Saracens
Try scoring centre Luther Burrell reflects on the bonus point away loss to Saracens
It’s first versus second in the Aviva Premiership this Sunday! George North is looking forward to his first big run in with the Saints, while Calum Clark says mental preparation is every bit as important as physical prep at this stage of the season.
Jim Mallinder was pleased, but not surprised, by the performance of a much changed Saints side in Salford, one he says has been performing well all season when given the chance. The Saints director of rugby is also relishing another home semi-final, with either Stade Francais or Harlequins due at the Gardens later this month – sit tight, ticket details are on their way!
Forwards coach Dorian West and centre George Pisi turn their attentions their last eight European tie at Sale – a side they last met less than a fortnight ago in Salford.
Courtney Lawes and Phil Dowson reflect on the narrow Aviva Premiership loss to Leicester
The Saints director of rugby reflects on the narrow Aviva Premiership loss to Leicester
Alex King says it’s not just the derby aspect that makes Saints versus Tigers such a big game this Saturday, while Tom Wood talks re-integrating at the Gardens after eight weeks with England. There’s not a seat to be had for the clash, but you can still watch live on BT Sport, or follow the action as it happens at www.saintslive.co.uk – compatible across all devices.
It was another big day of sevens action as the Elite Insurance Sevens Series landed at Franklin’s Gardens. Reigning champions NSB were in action, while Saints winger Jamie Elliott popped down to check out the competition.
Tom Mercey says the Saints are keen to move on quickly from their LV= Cup final heartache, while Ben Foden says they have to remain confident having put together a good season so far. The run in starts this Saturday with a tough Aviva Premiership trip to top four chasers Sale.