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Seven-try start to Cup for young Saints: How Social Media Reacted

Saints got their Premiership Rugby Cup campaign off to a perfect start last weekend as they scored seven tries against a strong Bristol Bears side.

In a dominant performance from a side laced with youth, James Grayson's early score and Francois van Wyk's brace opened Saints' account before the men in Black, Green and Gold scored five more to secure an opening bonus point victory at Franklin's Gardens. 

Leading 30-5 at the break, with Grayson and van Wyk's efforts their first crossings for the Club, Reece Marshall, George Furbank and Andrew Kellaway added further tries as Saints streaked away in the second half to end the game 51-24 up.

And social media was quick to congratulate the young Saints' efforts, with players and supporters alike taking to the internet to express their delight at the result - here are a few of our highlights.

A pleasing scoreline to scroll past on your feed as Saints' youngsters laid down the marker for this season's Premiership Rugby Cup!

And, helped by a side that contained 12 Saints Academy graduates, the skipper for the night was pretty happy with the scoreline too!

With not one, not two but seven Saints making their first appearances in Black, Green and Gold, there were plenty of new numbers to be added to the list!

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Even though there may have been a bit of disappointment as Will Davis just pipped Charlie Davies to Saint #2000...

And it was fair to say that the Saints supporters were pretty pleased with the side's efforts too - even though they had to brave the cold and rain to do see it!

Tickets for Saints' next home outing as the Gallagher Premiership returns with a visit from Wasps on Saturday 17 November (kick-off 1pm) are still available from £36 adults and £16 juniors, CLICK HERE to book.