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SAINTS 35 L IRISH 7 Dickson: We wanted to put on a show

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Man of the match Lee Dickson says that the Saints were desperate to put on an exciting performance against London Irish, not only for the supporters, but for the Barwell family on an historic Gardens afternoon.

And the scrum-half scored the pick of the hosts’ five tries right in front of the Barwell Stand as a bonus point win moved them back within touching distance of the Aviva Premiership’s top four.

“The Barwell family is huge [for the Saints] – this club would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for them,” he told SaintsTV. “As it was the grand opening, we wanted to put on a show for the Barwells and for the crowd as well.

“We let ourselves down in front of them two weeks ago and we felt it, but we’ve gone out there today and put a performance on with some exciting rugby.”

Despite impressive back-to-back wins, Dickson insists there is still some way to go, but that the signs are promising.

“We’re pretty close,” he added. “The last two weeks we’ve shown some sparks and while it’s still a work in progress, we scored some phenomenal tries today.

“We’ve shown a different mind set, a different attitude and our mentality now is to have a crack. That doesn’t mean running it from everywhere, but I think we’ve shown a good attitude in both attack and defence these past two weeks.

“The building blocks are going into place leading into some important games.”

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