Sometimes they are brilliant, sometimes they are crazy. That’s young people for you. The celebration of Alex Waller’s 231st appearance (a Premiership record) for Saints underlined it: there aren’t that many wizened old campaigners in green, black and gold.
There are, however, a few wizened young campaigners and Dave Ribbans on 100 games for Saints proved it with a Player of the Match performance.
The feel of the game was not that different to the past three performances. Scrums and lineouts were pretty reliable, Alex Mitchell was a handful, all the back line were a handful and yet the job was never completely done until the final whistle.
Dave Ikin was on hand to capture the action.