Waller: Saints revving up for Gloucester

Competition is fiercer than ever according to Alex Waller © Getty Images

Rugby News Waller: Saints revving up for Gloucester

This Friday’s trip to Ebbw Vale marks the Saints’ final pre-season hit out before the start of their Aviva Premiership title defence and Alex Waller says everyone is desperate to be involved seven days later against Gloucester at the Gardens.

The 33-21 defeat of Leinster was the loose head’s first action in black, green and gold since scoring the winning try at Twickenham, but all thoughts are now on the start of a new season and maintaining his place in a competitive Saints squad.

“Competition was strong last year and it’s even stronger this year,” Waller told SaintsTV. “Everyone wants a piece of the pie.

“Obviously we had a successful season last year and we want to recreate that. The boys are pushing each other and all eyes are on us now, so we’re looking forward to it and everyone’s trying to take the opportunity to improve.

“The competition will push us on and it’ll be a successful squad hopefully.”

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