Exclusive: Northampton Saints stalwart Alex Waller previews the Premiership semi-final with Leicester Tigers

Date published: June 8 2022 - James While

Planet Rugby writer James While spoke with the great Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller prior to their semi-final encounter against arch rivals Leicester Tigers.

The Tigers, who finished at the top of the table, undoubtedly go into this Midlands derby as heavy favourites, but Northampton have also enjoyed a tremendous campaign.

Talent and underdog tag

As Waller discusses, they have wonderful talent throughout the squad and aren’t seeing themselves as the underdogs.

Equally, the Saints want to extend the stay of their soon-to-be departing players and coaches, particularly director of rugby Chris Boyd who the loosehead regards very highly.

Waller also paid tribute to Teimana Harrison and the retiring Tom Wood before talking about their rivalry with Leicester.


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