Northampton Saints focus switches back to the Aviva Premiership after historic night in Dublin

Luther Burrell attempts to break through the Leinster defensive line.
Luther Burrell attempts to break through the Leinster defensive line. Photo: PA

Northampton Saints fans got an early Christmas present last week.

Jamie Elliott's last minute 90 yard breakaway try sealed a fantastic Saints victory as they stunned Leinster in the European Cup.

The Saints celebrate their victory over Leinster.
The Saints celebrate their victory over Leinster. Credit: PA

Tomorrow its back to the Aviva Premiership at Wasps, with a big boost to their confidence.

"It showed the character of the boys to come back and get a performance in Dublin.

All the boys are happy to finished Europe for this stage with a win, and focus on the Aviva Premiership now."

– George North, Northampton Saints
George North celebrates scoring against Australia.
George North celebrates scoring against Australia. Credit: PA

The club were fined £60,000 this week for allowing George North to feature for Wales outside of the International Rugby Board's designated Test window, but the Lions star will continue in the Northampton line up tomorrow.

Tom Wood, fresh from signing a new deal, will skipper the side in the absence of Dylan Hartley.

Tom Wood will captain the side against Wasps.
Tom Wood will captain the side against Wasps. Credit: PA

It's one of three changes made by Director of Rugby, Jim Mallinder, in the hope of bringing more festive cheer for Saints supporters.

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