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Season in Numbers: 2018/19

Northampton Saints dazzled supporters with an entertaining style of play this season, reaching the knock-out stages of every senior competition in the process.

But the men in Black, Green and Gold will also have impressed the keen statisticians within the rugby world, with their record by numbers for the 2018/19 campaign making fine reading.

Here are just a few of the key milestones the Club notched up this season...

204,769 SPECTATORS AT FRANKLIN'S GARDENS
More than 200,000 supporters passed through the Franklin’s Gardens gates for the 18 matches played at the home of Northampton Saints this season, some 11,479 more than the 2017/18 season. 

156 TRIES AT AN AVERAGE OF 4.3 PER GAME
Saints’ free-scoring attack led to the side scoring over 150 tries, contributing to the 1,129 points Saints scored over the course of the season. 

18,528M MADE THIS SEASON
The men in Black, Green and Gold travelled some 11.5 miles with ball in hand this season – that's all the way from Franklin's Gardens to Olney.

197 SUCCESSFUL KICKS AT GOAL
Dan Biggar, James Grayson, George Furbank, Piers Francis, Rory Hutchinson and Harry Mallinder all sent the ball through the sticks for Saints this season. 

10 ACADEMY GRADUATE DEBUTS
Ten players made the step from Saints Academy into the first team this season – with Alex Coles, Fraser Dingwall, Josh Gillespie, Samson Ma'asi, Paddy Ryan, Ollie Sleightholme, Fraser Strachan, Toby Trinder, Connor Tupai and Matt Worley all making their full debuts in Black, Green and Gold.

22 NEW SAINTS
And 12 more Saints numbers were handed out this season – from Ben Franks becoming Saint #1989 on the opening day to Ma'asi being named Saint #2010 against Newcastle Falcons in April, 22 new Saints were added to our historic list this season. 

10 NATIONS OF SAINTS 
Saints’ diverse squad saw players from England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga all represent the town of Northampton this term. 

8,359 MILES TRAVELLED
Saints racked up some serious miles this term, with all of the Club’s journeys adding up to one-way trip to Papua New Guinea. 

15 SECONDS
When Ollie Sleightholme crossed the whitewash just 15 seconds after taking the field against Wasps in November, he scored the fastest ever debut try recorded in Gallagher Premiership Rugby history.

18 YEARS 15 DAYS
Josh Gillespie became the youngest Saint to take to the field in the professional era at 18 years 15 days when he made his debut in January’s Premiership Rugby Cup fixture against Wasps.

35 YEARS 52 DAYS
At the other end of the spectrum, Ben Franks was the oldest player to wear Black, Green and Gold this season – he was 35 years 52 days old in Saints' last fixture of the season against Exeter Chiefs. 

17 TRIES
Cobus Reinach scored some 17 tries this campaign, a whopping six more than any other Saint – with Alex Mitchell and Taqele Naiyaravoro in joint-second on 11 scores in the season. He also finished joint-top of the Gallagher Premiership’s try-scoring table with 12 in the league alone.

191 POINTS
Dan Biggar scored 191 points in Saints colours this term, with one try, 42 conversions and 34 penalties to his name. 

1 TROPHY
And last but by no means least, Saints collected their first silverware in five years as they downed Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup Final in front of a packed out Franklin's Gardens.