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Saints in fine fettle - Myler

04th December 2013 08:11


Stephen Myler Northampton 2013

Saints ready: Stephen Myler

Fly-half Stephen Myler believes Northampton Saints are in good stead ahead of Saturday's Heineken Cup clash with Leinster.

The Saints boast a seven-game winning run in all competitions going into the match-up with the Dublin heavyweights at Franklin's Gardens.

Leinster currently sit three points clear of Myler's side at the top of Pool 1, and the pivot knows how stern a challenge the Pro12 champions will provide, with the return fixture at the RDS just eight days later.

"We talk about momentum a lot and winning as many games as we can on the run gives us that," Myler told the Northampton Chronicle.

"We're in a good place at the moment but we're under no illusions, we know what a quality side Leinster are.

"It's really exciting that we've got back-to-back games against them and we're looking forward to it."

Despite a recent run of injuries, Myler believes his side's 33-10 win at Worcester last week was testament to the Saints' squad depth.

"We've had a couple of injuries in the past week or two and you need people who can come in and are capable of not letting the standard drop," added Myler.

"We had that on Saturday.

"When you lose the likes of Ben (Foden) and James (Wilson), that's sport unfortunately.

"As much as we'd like to have everyone fit, we know it's not always going to be the case. That's what you need a strong squad for and we've got that at the moment."

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