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Derby Day Double for Saints: How Social Media Reacted

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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!

Running out in Black, Green and Gold for the first time since January, Paul Hill seemed pleased with Derby Day performance!

And other Saints (both past and present) took to social media to celebrate their historic win...

Great shift from the boys yesterday. Sending my healing vibes to Rob Horne. 😇

A post shared by George North (@george_north) on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:14am PDT

A few players woke up with a smile on their faces the next morning too!

One to remember.

A post shared by Stephen Myler (@stephenmyler) on Apr 15, 2018 at 5:24am PDT

And there were a few happy Saints supporters across Northampton and beyond as news of the win broke!

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