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Saints Wheelchair Rugby storm to Summer League success

Northampton Saints Wheelchair Rugby team claimed their first-ever silverware last weekend, after winning all four games at the Wheelchair Rugby 5s Summer League Finals Day.

Sealing the title with an impressive four wins from four at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on the finals day of  first-ever competitive summer league, Saints Wheelchair Rugby team had a mixed bag of results running up to the tournament and were placed in a four-team Championship division.

"For the guys to be able to put on that badge is a really important, they hold a lot of pride in that."

Jamie Higgins, Saints coach

After recording victories over Woodbridge Warriors (24-11), Brighton Buccaneers (22-15) and Norfolk Knights (26-7) in the opening rounds, they went on the play Brighton in the final – eventually winning the game 29-10 to claim the title.

Having been established in early 2017, this summer marked the team’s first full season, and coach Jamie Higgins was delighted his side are going from strength to strength.

“I am really proud of the boys,” he said. “They have been working hard over the last few months, focusing on tactics and gameplay, and we have really gelled as a team.

“A lot of the guys are Saints supporters. They live just down the road, and for them to be able to put on that badge is a really important, they hold a lot of pride in that. And then to get the win at the weekend was incredible.

“I feel a huge amount of pride for all the guys that took to the court last weekend. To see their faces after a few months of training together was fantastic.”

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