There was little chance of rescuing the Premiership Cup campaign when a young Saints side welcomed Newcastle Falcons to Franklin’s Gardens last night.
However, hot on the heels of a thrilling cup victory against Saracens came this thrilling victory over Newcastle, and even though it wasn’t enough to progress in the cup it still added plenty of value to the life of Saints fans.
It was a reminder of what it feels like to have a strong Wanderers side powering the club forwards. It was a chance for James Grayson to step up as captain. It was a moment to reflect on how different the season might have felt if these wins had come at the start of the cup campaign instead of the end.
Pictures by Dave Ikin