Saints full-back Wilson believes he’s in the form of his life

IN THE GROOVE - James Wilson believes he is in the form of his life
IN THE GROOVE - James Wilson believes he is in the form of his life

Saints star James Wilson says he is currently in the form of his life.

The 31-year-old has started the opening two games of the new campaign at full-back, earning plenty of recognition.

He was a hugely influential figure in the 53-6 flaying of Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens and backed that up with a steady showing at Wasps last Sunday.

Wilson’s form has kept England man Ben Foden on the bench and the Kiwi utility back is hoping he can keep his place in the first 15 in the coming weeks.

“It’s been positive, the feedback I’ve been getting from the bosses, so I’m happy with that,” he said.

“As long as I can keep performing when I get the opportunity, I’m grateful.

“We’re pushing for positions and we’ve got a class squad, as we’ve always had since I’ve been here.

“We’re pushing each other to make that 15 and we all want to be out there at the same time.

“It must be tough for Jim (Mallinder) and the other coaches, but I’m just keen to keep going how I’m going.

“I feel I’m playing the best I’ve ever played. Playing pre-season was fantastic and I’m still getting the gains from that.

“It is a long season so hopefully I’ll continue to get my opportunity throughout.”