Ken Pisi believes fellow Saints wing George North is already as good as All Blacks star Jonah Lomu was in his pomp.
At just 22, North has already won 42 caps for Wales and played a key role in a Lions series win, in Australia last summer.
He grabbed a hat-trick on the first day of the new Aviva Premiership season as Saints thrashed Gloucester 53-6 at Franklin’s Gardens last week.
And Pisi, who also shone in that systematic demolition, has the highest praise for North, comparing him to one of the all-time rugby greats.
“It’s awesome to have G man on the other wing,” said the Samoan wide man. “I just look at him and think he’s the next Jonah Lomu.
“He’s playing well, it’s his second season here and I can see he’s got a lot more confidence playing in the Premiership. It’s awesome to have him here.
And he added: “He’s already as good (as Lomu). He keeps improving and I just can’t wait to see what the finished product is.”