Here are four players that we think might have an impact.
AHSEE TUALA demonstrated his qualities in a first Aviva Premiership start for the Saints at stadiummk. Solid under the high ball and a powerful runner with ball in hand, the Saints’ latest Samoan recruit also showed a superb kicking game on more than one occasion
TOM WOOD The Saints scored over 50 points on their last Gardens outing against Wasps, but it was a forward and non-try scorer, Tom Wood, who was named man of the match by BT Sport. Hard work is the pre-requisite for any back row, but the England man takes it to another level week in, week out
SEB JEWELL When the two sides met earlier in the season, Welsh were more than impressive from an attacking presence, led from the back by their flying full back. The former Harlequins and England Under-20 international is undoubtedly one of the Exiles’ most potent weapons
OPETI FONUA It may have been a relative struggle for Welsh on their return to the Aviva Premiership, but one man who has stood out in red is their big No.8. The Tongan is a straight swap for Chris Hala’ufia and leads the side in carries, clean breaks and defenders beaten for the season. Fonua also scored a try when they led Leicester at half-time two weeks back
Each week the winner of the Saints’ fantasy game wins a pair of match tickets – not bad for a FREE competition! All you have to do is pick your five players and then head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/fantasy to play!