Alex Waller was one of the stars of the 2013/4 season, one that culminated in the loose had prop scoring in the last minute of extra time at Twickenham to secured the Aviva Premiership title for the Saints.
Debuting for the first-team in 2009 after coming through the Academy and making regular appearances for the Wanderers, Alex has been a rising star ever since. Early 2011 proved to be the loose head's first-team breakthrough period as he emerged as a genuine competitor for Soane Tonga'uiha's number 1 shirt, making 19 appearances and scoring his maiden try on his first Premiership start at Gloucester in April of that year.
Alex maintained this pace throughout 2011/12 and right through to the end of 2012/13 - named Saints' Young Player of the Season in 2012 and extending a remarkable run that saw him involved in 83 straight Saints games starting at the 2011 Heineken Cup final.
That run included his 100th appearance in black, green and gold and while it came to an end with a rest week during the LV= Cup, better was to follow.
Alex was called up to the England Saxons squad in January 2014 and after his impressive performance throughout the 2013/4 season, he was also flown out after the Aviva Premiership final to join the senior England squad for the three test summer tour of New Zealand, playing a tour match against Crusaders as his taste for the international stage grows.