Campese Ma’afu is closing in on a return to action at Saints.
The loosehead prop suffered a broken wrist in Fiji’s defeat to England at Twickenham in November.
He has been unavailable for Saints ever since.
And forwards coach Dorian West said: “He’s set to return pretty soon.
“He broke his wrist and it’s one of those things - you can’t play until it’s healed.
“He’s getting to the later stages of his recovery and hopefully he’ll be back soon.”