Planet Rugby

Waldouck targeting cup success

08th January 2013 07:36

Share:

Dom Waldouck Northampton Saints

Dom Waldouck: Believes Saints needs two big results

Northampton centre Dom Waldouck believes his side needs two 'big results' to stay in contention for a Heineken Cup play-off berth.

The Saints host Top 14 side Castres in their Pool Four encounter at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.

Ulster are in first position in the pool's standings with 15 points while Castres are second on 12 and the Saints are third on 10 points.

After this weekend's match Northampton travel to bottom-placed Glasgow Warriors eight days later and Waldouck believes these two fixtures are golden opportunities for them to upset the odds and reach the tournament's knockout stages.

"It's a huge competition for us and we're still alive," he told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

"We need two big results in the next two weekends and hopefully we can take some momentum into the Heineken Cup and into the rest of the season."

The momentum Waldouck is referring to is the Saints' 30-19 victory at Exeter last weekend - a result which silenced their critics after a fine display.

Waldouck said the criticism from some members of the media was used as motivation ahead of the clash with the Chiefs.

"We've had a lot of criticism in the media, Sky Sports had been on to us," he explained.

"We'd lost by a point the week before to the top team in the Premiership (Saracens) and we'd come under a lot of criticism so it was important to go out on Saturday and prove that we believe in ourselves.

"There aren't many trophies won in January so we can make a push at the end of the season."

  • Champions Cup Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday , October 24
Munster vs Saracens19:45
Saturday , October 25
Ulster vs Toulon13:00
Scarlets vs Leicester19:45
Bath vs Toulouse15:15
Montpellier vs Glasgow17:15
Northampton vs Ospreys17:15
Sunday , October 26
Clermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks15:15
Castres vs Leinster13:00
Wasps vs Harlequins17:15
Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 9217:15
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
  • Champions Cup Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 19
Toulouse 30 - 23 MontpellierToulouse vs Montpellier Report
Leinster 25 - 20 WaspsLeinster vs Wasps Report
Toulon 28 - 18 ScarletsToulon vs Scarlets Report
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton TrevisoOspreys vs Benetton Treviso Report
Saturday , October 18
Glasgow 37 - 10 BathGlasgow vs Bath Report
Sale Sharks 26 - 27 MunsterSale Sharks vs Munster Report
Racing Metro 92 20 - 11 NorthamptonRacing Metro 92 vs Northampton Report
Leicester 25 - 18 UlsterLeicester vs Ulster Report
Saracens 30 - 23 Clermont AuvergneSaracens vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Friday , October 17
Harlequins 25 - 9 CastresHarlequins vs Castres Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
  • Champions Cup Table
Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens15
2Munster14
3Sale Sharks11
4Clermont Auvergne11
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Leinster14
2Harlequins14
3Wasps11
4Castres10
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon14
2Leicester Tigers14
3Ulster11
4Scarlets10
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Glasgow Warriors15
2Toulouse14
3Montpellier11
4Bath10
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ospreys15
2Racing Metro Paris14
3Northampton10
4Treviso10