I’ve not been to the rugby for a while – the last game was 3 months ago and that was in Milton Keynes, so it was good to get back to Franklin’s Gardens – especially as the sun was out!
It was a huge game – Saints v local rivals Leicester, and with 1/3 of the England squad playing it was always going to be full-on. Just a shame that things didn’t quite go according to plan, with Leicester winning 35-21.

Here’s the pick of the pics

A somewhat unorthodox tackling style from Manu Tuilagi

Ben Foden

Paul Diggin

Geoff Parling

Ben Youngs

Chris Ashton beats Alesana Tuilagi to the ball – in defence rather than attack unfortunately

Dan Cole

Toby Flood looks quite pleased to score his second try

Stephen Myler

The full set are on my website.

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