Saints remain unbeaten in 2018 after a sensational victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne on home soil on Saturday evening.
The hosts had to come from behind for the second week running, overcoming a 15-10 half-time deficit to storm to a 34-21 triumph after 80 minutes – their first-ever win over the Top 14 champions.
Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach all crossed the whitewash to secure a bonus point for the Saints and send those inside Franklin's Gardens wild.
And social media soon exploded with players and fans alike across Northampton expressing their delight – here are a few of our twitter highlights from the weekend.
Tom Stephenson raised his bat after notching up 50 appearances in the Black, Green and Gold!
— Tom stephenson (@TomStephenson13) 13 January 2018
And the rest of the Saints players took to social media in force to celebrate an historic win for the Club…
The tides are turning pic.twitter.com/FQYuTybLzq
— cobus reinach (@c_reinach) 14 January 2018
— George North (@George_North) 13 January 2018
Awesome win by the @SaintsRugby boys tonight. Also thank you to those who have messaged got a bit of a head knock. Appreciate everyone's support 👍🏽
Great performance and atmosphere to be apart of last night. Shows some of what we are capable of, need to back it up and continue to build now. Thanks for all the messages and support
Great shift 💪🏾💪🏾 from the boys @SaintsRugby tonight against a tough Clermont side. What a way to kick start this year with some good ‘W’ on the road..onto the next one ☝️..@Gmaafu1 @KBrookes3 #COYS #ChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/t9La8ORUk5
A few former Saints were also quick to tweet their approval…
The @SaintsRugby boys we amazing last night in attack and defence what a difference a few weeks make. Momentum is now starting to pick up and the boys look like they are enjoying it out there.
— Lee Dickson (@Dicko9) 14 January 2018
— Ian Hunter (@ianhunterchat) 13 January 2018
— Ian Hunter (@ianhunterchat) 13 January 2018
Performance from @SaintsRugby so far against Clermont 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 great to see!!
— James Downey (@jamesdowney23) 13 January 2018
Sky Sports commentator Andy Goode made sure he and colleague Johnnie Hammond were well refreshed in the press gantry!
Here’s mine and mainly @JohnnieHammond’s set up for the commentary of @SaintsRugby v @ASMOfficiel live on @SkySportsRugby in the @ChampionsCup at 5.15! #porkpies #scotcheggs #cookies pic.twitter.com/H378Rm5yt7
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) 13 January 2018
Our Club photographers had plenty of happy Saints players to snap…
— Claire Jones (@redhatphoto) 14 January 2018
😄 Smiles at the Gardens in our Favourite Four from post-match
Who enjoyed celebrating a win over the French champions with the lads?! pic.twitter.com/A6apl9moaL
— Northampton Saints (@SaintsRugby) 14 January 2018
It was another winning week up the road for the Cobblers meaning fans of both the round and egg-shaped ball were bouncing…
— Northampton Town (@ntfc) 13 January 2018
— The Bear (@bahearn1) 13 January 2018
Saints supporters both in and outside Franklin’s Gardens were absolutely buzzing to remain unbeaten in 2018. Here are some of our favourite responses…
— David Eaton (@Dave_Eaton_1989) 13 January 2018
Blimey @SaintsRugby what a game and what a win! Two weeks wins in a row... should be so proud of how hard you have worked 💚💛🖤
— Corinne Logan (@CorinneMLogan) 13 January 2018
Superb result @SaintsRugby! Let's keep the momentum going!!
— Simon Jones (@SimonJonesRG) 14 January 2018
I don’t think Mr Gaffney is on Twitter, so can someone give him and the coaches a little bum pat each from the FG faithful, please?!
— Simon Hammerschmidt (@sjhammerschmidt) 14 January 2018
— richard macadam (@wineanddining) 14 January 2018
— philip gutteridge (@phil197red) 14 January 2018
Missed the @SaintsRugby game yesterday. Just watched it on Sky - what a shift boys. Such a huge improvement! Proud! 👊🏼🎉
— Ollie Needham (@ollieneedham) 14 January 2018
— Christine (@ChippieC04) 13 January 2018
What an awesome atmosphere at the game, well done @SaintsRugby on the well deserved win!
— Debbie Smith (@Debzizztweeting) 14 January 2018
— Tim Knowles (@timmyknostrils) 13 January 2018
— Peter Watson (@watsinh0) 14 January 2018
A truly great performance by @SaintsRugby so proud of the team and the crowd found their voice again!! 😇😇😇
— Bob Shelley (@S4E49) 13 January 2018
— Nick (@saintsman5) 13 January 2018
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke501) 13 January 2018
And finally, extremely gracious in defeat, the Clermont fans certainly made a few friends before, during, and after the match. A credit to the #RugbyFamily
Massive shout out to the @ASMOfficiel fans for their energy and passion, and for making the atmosphere after the game in the Rodber Suite so special 👏 🎉👍 au revoir, bonne chance et bon retour a la maison 🇫🇷 👋 @SaintsRugby @SaintsFansOnlin #COYS ! 😇🏉 pic.twitter.com/RFLHWnRCyk
— Chris Davison (@chris_davison1) 14 January 2018
— Tim Mason (@timm2212) 13 January 2018
Unbelievable result for @SaintsRugby tonight hopefully the turning point in our season. @ASMOfficiel fans took it well and certainly know how to enjoy themselves... #crackingnight #rugbyfamily pic.twitter.com/mOjTuJyx14
— Jamie Burrows (@farmerjamieb) 13 January 2018
Tickets are now available for Saints' Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Harlequins from the ticket office at Franklin’s Gardens, online by visiting bit.ly/SAI-QUI-AWC or by calling the Saints Ticket Office on 01604 581000.