Saints made history on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Leicester Tigers at Welford Road for the first time since 2007.
In a back-and-forth game, Saints managed to mount an impressive attack on Tigers, leading at the break and managing to hold onto that lead until the full time whistle despite a strong home effort to do the double over their East Midlands rivals for the first time in 15 years.
Ben Foden, Cobus Reainch and Ahsee Tuala all crossed the whitewash among strong performances across the park, including from the second-time Saint Ehren Painter, sending all Saints supporters into raptures.
And it took just seconds for social media to respond with players and supporters alike taking to the internet to express their delight - here are a few of our twitter highlights from the weekend.
There was only one word to describe the feeling of THAT win on the final whistle!
— Northampton Saints (@SaintsRugby) April 14, 2018
Running out in Black, Green and Gold for the first time since January, Paul Hill seemed pleased with Derby Day performance!
— paul hill (@paulhill101) April 14, 2018
And other Saints (both past and present) took to social media to celebrate their historic win...
That feeling when we’ve just won a derby game 👊🏾🤚🏾..Big shift from the boys today @SaintsRugby . It has been a difficult season for us but what a way to get a ‘W’ on the road. Thanks to the Man above for the strength and to all the supporters who made it to Welford road☝🏾 pic.twitter.com/o8S6yH7b17
— Api Ratuniyarawa (@ratuniyarawa_a) April 14, 2018
Fantastic win amazing experience #BWA
— Ehren Painter (@ehren_painter) April 14, 2018
A post shared by Charlie Clare (@scobesjnr) on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:53am PDT
Hell of an effort from the boys today!!! Honour to be out there with them! Thanks for your support #COYS
— James Craig (@jimcraig5) April 14, 2018
Awesome way to celebrate 150 @premrugby games. Massive derby win for @SaintsRugby, boys put in a huge shift putting pride back in the shirt. Huge 👍 to the fans for a great atmosphere. I owe so much to my amazing wife @cocoaandcotton_ for her support, hope I made these two proud! pic.twitter.com/9kBDX72tpH
— Jamie (@JamieGibson6) April 15, 2018
What an incredible effort that is. Congrats to @SaintsRugby showed a lot of character and guts 👏👏💪💪
— Jon Sleightholme (@JonSleightholme) April 14, 2018
A few players woke up with a smile on their faces the next morning too!
— cobus reinach (@c_reinach) April 15, 2018
Waking up a bit sore this morning. Expect nothing less from a derby game. Massive shift from the brothers yesterday to get the win especially our young lads coming through. Spare a thought for captain Rob who is on the mend. Thanks for the support. #TYJ 🙏🏾
— Ahsee Tuala (@a_tuala23) April 15, 2018
Well.. I’m sore this morning. What a performance from all the boys. Especially the young tightheads @paulhill101 and @ehren_painter they were outstanding. So happy to be back. Thanks for all the messages. 👊🏻👊🏻
— Alex Waller (@alex_waller) April 15, 2018
And there were a few happy Saints supporters across Northampton and beyond as news of the win broke!
— Chris Davison (@chris_davison1) April 14, 2018
YYYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!! @SaintsRugby that was amazing! I mean, it wasn't, it was tense as anything to watch, I think I held my breath for most of it but the passion, the pride just fantastic!!! 👍🏻😇
— Emily (@emzel87) April 14, 2018
YESSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSS 😭😭. @SaintsRugby How have you done this, what passion, what fight. I can't even put into words. A truly embarrassing season but we've doubled the derby. #avivaprem #LEIvNOR
— Sam Rice (@SamRicez) April 14, 2018
250th win for @SaintsRugby in the premiership, and what a way to do it. In the East Midlands derby, and with a first win at Welford Road since 2007 😇
— Jess Kebbell (@JessKebbell) April 14, 2018
— Ashley Dunlop Hogan♡ (@Ms_DunlopHogan7) April 14, 2018
Tickets for Saints' final clash of the season against Worcester Warriors are still available from the ticket office at Franklin’s Gardens, online by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Saints Ticket Office on 01604 581000. Prices start at £36 for adults and £16 for juniors.