Leinster boss O’Connor expects Saints to put on a show at Aviva Stadium

HIGH POINT - Lee Dickson scored for Saints during last Saturday's defeat (Picture: Hannah Weeley)
HIGH POINT - Lee Dickson scored for Saints during last Saturday's defeat (Picture: Hannah Weeley)

Leinster boss Matt O’Connor expects Saints to ‘put on a show’ at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.

The former Leicester Tigers coach is refusing to write off Northampton, despite seeing his team claim a huge 40-7 win at Franklin’s Gardens last weekend.

Instead, he has been keen to stress what a strong Saints still are.

And O’Connor is taking nothing for granted as Jim Mallinder’s men prepare to head to Dublin for the return date.

“They are a proud team, a successful club,” said the Leinster boss. “They will come to Dublin this week to put on a show.

“We are a humble group. We know what it takes to win competitions. We know it is nowhere near done. There is a lot of work to do.

“We have given ourselves the opportunity to push forward and potentially look at a home quarter-final if we get out of the group, which is a huge carrot for us.

“We’ve got to keep playing at that level, we’ve got to keep getting better, there are loads of things to work on.”