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Nutley looking forward to Friday Night Lights tomorrow

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After returning to play two weeks ago at Franklin’s Gardens as Saints hosted Gloucester, Ben Nutley said that it was good to get a good run out at Worcester last weekend.

The back row, who will start tomorrow night’s fixture against Newcastle Falcons, came off the bench last weekend earlier than expected due to Sam Dickinson taking a knock but said that to get back playing was something he enjoyed.

“I wasn’t expecting to get 70 minutes,” Nutely told SaintsTV.

“But we got the win and that’s what matters. It was a good team performance, it was enjoyable.

“My lungs weren’t the best for a good twenty minutes but I got the second wind and pushed on.

“It was tough but you get on with it and came into a bit of running form in the second half which was good.

“The scrums went well. I don’t think we got the advantage from the ref that we wanted but we dominated there, I think the set piece probably won us the game.”

Nutley said that to get back onto the pitch in a Saints shirt after a tough run of injuries was something he was looking forward to and that now he’s done it he’s looking forward to pushing on and playing more rugby.

“Coming back from injury is something I’ve had to do a lot in the last few years, so I’m pretty used to it now.

“But it’s nice to come back, get some game time and hopefully get a run of games.”

Heading into tomorrow’s Friday Night Lights game against Newcastle at the Gardens, Nutley said that while Saints are hoping to make it five wins in a row they are aware of the threats that Newcastle pose and are looking forward to a good game.

“They like playing an attacking brand of rugby and so do we so it’s going to be a good game.

“We’ve got four wins on the bounce at the moment and we’re hoping to make it five.

“Hopefully we can make it up that league table a bit and push the top four as we go over to Welford Road the week after.”