Mallinder calls for improvement

Date published: November 22 2016

Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder wants their performances to reflect their recent results when they take on Newcastle this weekend.

Northampton secured a narrow 18-17 win over Worcester last week after Warriors fly-half Jamie Shillcock missed a last-gasp penalty. It was Saints’ fourth successive win in all competitions.

“It (the momentum Saints have got from recent wins) is good, it’s what it’s all about,” Mallinder told

“We’ve won our last four and it’s six from eight matches now. We’re not playing as well as we’d really want, we’re not taking teams apart, but we’re edging sides and getting wins, which is important.

“Now we need to back that up this week.”