With day two of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s looming, Devante Onojaife says that the home support at Franklin's Gardens will push Saints through as they face London Irish in the Bowl semi-final later today.
The 19-year-old, who was first introduced to rugby in Dubai and named Player of the Tournament in the Abu Dhabi Sevens before linking up with Saints' Academy, said that to get a win over Saracens in the last game of the day yesterday gave the side a boost after a tough loss to Exeter Chiefs first up.
“After that last game, we’ve got a bit of a boost," Onojaife commented.
"We were struggling after the first one but now we can carry some confidence into today and hopefully that carries us through.
“It’s great having the home crowd and it’s like having an extra man on the pitch. It really helps us when you get into those dark places. The home ground is always immense."
Onojaife, who plays in Saints' Senior Academy and made his Saints debut last season, said that the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s is a great way to start the season after a long break away from rugby.
“After the long pre-season we’ve had, it’s great to get a hit out. Especially for youngsters like myself; it’s great to get time in a Saints shirt and do it proud."
Saints face London Irish in the Bowl semi-final, with a final against Leicester Tigers or Bath in the offing, at 4.28pm today. Tickets for a day full of finals at Franklin's Gardens are still available to purchase on the gate.