Harry Mallinder, Nafi Tuitavake and James Haskell usually spend their time dishing out free-flowing tries, electrifying offloads and big hits on the field at Franklin’s Gardens.
But on Friday, the Northampton Saints stars became delivery men of a different kind as they dropped off a Christmas hamper at the home of supporters, the Clarke family.
The Clarke family was surprised by the Gallagher Premiership stars at their home in the Bramptons after correctly answering a Christmas quiz question and winning the club’s online ‘Xmas Dinner’ competition.
The goods, worth over £500, were supplied by Sauls of Spratton and by Carlsberg UK.
And the Clarke family received everything they will need to make the perfect Christmas dinner complete with all the trimmings – including a free-range 12-person turkey, vegetables, chocolates and drinks.
Mallinder, Tuitavake and Haskell also threw in some goods from the Saints shop for good measure, and delivered the prize right to the Clarke family’s kitchen table just in time for the Christmas weekend.