Northampton Saints back-row Teimana Harrison said that Bristol are becoming a real threat and his side’s win was important for the club.
After Saturday’s 32-26 win over Bristol, where Saints sent four players over the whitewash and held their much-improved guests out to earn the maximum points, Saints moved up into sixth place in the Premiership after the results of round thirteen were in.
“We set ourselves a target of three games and we’ve won all three so we’re definitely a happy camp,” Harrison told SaintsTV.
“You can really see how much they’ve improved over the season. They come here on a four-win streak and they’re definitely a team that’s on the rise. I’m grateful that the boys pulled together and got the win.
“If you look where we were three weeks ago, we were sitting in tenth place so to come up into fifth, we’ve put ourselves in a really good position to kick on in the Premiership. It’s just about fixing the mistakes that we made tonight and growing as a team.
“I think we can get that progression if we can get into the right positions, the right areas of the field and if we capitalise on that and taking points away, whether that be three, five or seven, and just put the pressure on teams.”