After working hard to get an important win over Newcastle Falcons in the opening round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup last weekend, Saints return to Franklin’s Gardens to host Gloucester Rugby in the second round tomorrow.
After coming off the bench last weekend to make his full return to rugby, Jamie Elliott run out at the Gardens for the first time this season tomorrow to start on the wing and is excited about getting back to playing after returning from an injury.
“As soon as you get on the pitch you have to put your whole body on the line,” Elliott told this week’s podcast.
“There’s no hiding there. I managed to test my shoulder a few times and now I’m raring to go.
“I had a point to prove getting on the pitch and getting up to the speed of the game. I felt like I had to bring some energy, make a few hits and help close out the game.”
Elliott said that getting the win at Kingston Park was important for the whole club and hope it will bring some momentum to Saints’ game as the host Gloucester tomorrow and then as they move back into the Aviva Premiership next weekend.
“Going up to Newcastle is never easy and we managed to get the win. Only one other team’s won up there this season so it’s a good achievement for us.
“We’ve had a few hiccups this year, but with these last two wins, and with the internationals away, we want to keep that momentum going.”