Try guy Wilson hails ‘awesome talent’ at Saints

TALK TO ME - James Wilson talks to the media after Saints' victory against Wasps on Friday night (picture: Linda Dawson)

TALK TO ME - James Wilson talks to the media after Saints' victory against Wasps on Friday night (picture: Linda Dawson)

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James Wilson hailed the ‘awesome talent’ in the Saints side after scoring his first two tries for the club on Friday night.

Wilson was on hand to finish off two good moves, one in either half, as Northampton put Wasps to the sword 24-6 at Franklin’s Gardens.

The cool Kiwi made the most of his side’s territorial advantage, putting in a fine showing at full-back and showing his scoring capabilities.

Wilson was quick to praise his team-mates, especially the forwards, who secured plenty of ball for Saints during a dominant second-half display.

And he also hailed Samoan wing Ken Pisi, who made a cutting break to hand Wilson a simple task for the game’s first try.

“(I’m) very pleased,” said the former Bourgoin back. “I was fortunate enough to finish off some great plays.

“The forwards have been giving us some great ball and we attacked really well on Friday. I finished off some great play from Kenny (Pisi) for the first try so I’m very fortunate to get over the line.”

Wilson has made two starts for Saints this season, coming in at 15 after the injury to England full-back Ben Foden, who is out for the long-term with an ankle injury.

And the 29-year-old has started well, impressing on debut against Worcester before picking up the man-of-the-match prize for his two-try heroics on Friday night.

“I’m just enjoying my time, which makes it a lot easier,” said Wilson. “When you’ve got guys with awesome talent, it makes it a lot easier to run off them and it’s awesome.

“You’ve got big guys up the middle like Luther (Burrell) just handing the ball off and it’s easy to run off.

“I’m just running some lines and I’m fortunate enough to get over the line. It’s just all my job is and I’m doing it so that’s good.”