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“Lucky” Foden wins Try of the Season

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Saints full back Ben Foden says that he was "lucky" to score the try that won the Trevor Dighton Try of the Season award at Monday night’s End of Season Awards.

Foden’s try against Harlequins was the match-winning score in the last minute of play, and although he was pleased to win the award, he believes that the try was very much a team effort: ”It’s always nice to pick up awards.

“I was lucky enough to be the guy who dotted it down at the end and takes the accolade but it’s very much a team award.”

With Saints trailing 23-20 at The Stoop, and time up, Harlequins fly half Ben Botica just needed to kick the ball out of play but instead Foden found himself in possession to kick start the winning try: “I think if anyone’s going to win the award it would be Ben Botica!”

The try earned Saints a crucial last-gasp win at The Stoop, and Foden thinks the significance of the try is the reason he took the award home on Monday evening: “We needed to score to win that game.

“It was quite a crucial part of the season for us to give ourselves a shot of the top four. That’s probably one of the main reasons that the try won the award.”

“I think that Paul Hill’s probably a little bit disappointed that his try was disallowed against Leicester because I’m pretty sure that would have won!”