Vickers’ verdict on how Saints performed against Wasps

WHAT A SHINER - Dylan Hartley and Tom May celebrate the win over Wasps (Picture: Linda Dawson)
WHAT A SHINER - Dylan Hartley and Tom May celebrate the win over Wasps (Picture: Linda Dawson)
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Chron Saints writer Tom Vickers gives his verdict on how the players performed in Friday night’s win over London Wasps.

Saints triumphed 24-6 to make it five wins out of five in the Aviva Premiership, and the win took Jim Mallinder’s men to the top of the table ahead of the Saturday and Sunday fixtures.

So do you agree with Tom’s ratings of the Saints team?

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TOM’S SAINTS RATINGS

James Wilson

Two tries and a fine all-round showing. He looks like another superb signing from Saints boss Jim Mallinder - 9/10

Ken Pisi

Made a cracking break for Wilson’s first try and looked sharper than he had in any of the previous four games - 8

Dom Waldouck

A steady showing against his former club, and certainly the result he would have wanted. Bragging rights... - 7

Luther Burrell

Another powerful display, without the headlines this time. But he continued his fine start to life as a Saint. 7

Vasily Artemyev

Nasty bang on the head seemed to quieten the Russian and there’s surely much more to come from him - 6

Stephen Myler

Had a mixed night with the boot, but still delivered 14 points and can be happy with his night’s work, overall - 7

Lee Dickson

Interesting battle with England rival Joe Simpson, and probably just came out on top as Saints dominated - 7

Soane Tonga’uiha

Typically dominant display from the powerhouse prop, who was one of the game’s better performers as he carried really well - 8

Dylan Hartley

The captain was in good form once again, picked up a beauty of a black eye, and will have impressed watching England boss Stuart Lancaster - 7

Paul Doran-Jones

Fairly good night in the scrum but probably hasn’t done enough to keep Brian Mujati out of the side next week - 6

Samu Manoa

Showed his style and substance with some fleet-footedness and some standard big hits - 7

Christian Day

Night soured by what looks to be a bad shin injury but he had done well enough until being carted off in the second half - 7

Courtney Lawes

Saw 15 tackle bags in front of him, and hit almost every one. A big performance from the big man - 8

Tom Wood

The England flanker gets better with every game that passes and he made a couple of second-half surges which could have resulted in tries - 7

Rhys Oakley

Steady if unspectacular. He gets through a lot of work, which benefits the team - 6

TOM’S STAR MAN

James Wilson