Saints coach West determined to make Mujati’s Gardens return an unhappy one


Dorian West is looking forward to welcoming former Saints prop idol Brian Mujati back to Franklin’s Gardens this weekend.

But the coach is hoping Mujati’s return won’t be a happy one as Northampton need a win against Racing Metro in order to top Champions Cup Pool 5.

Mujati, who made 77 appearances for Saints, became a cult figure during his time at the club, with cries of ‘Mooj’ regularly ringing around the Gardens.

And he is sure to get a good reception this weekend as he turns out at his former home for the first time since leaving for Racing in the summer of 2013.

“It’s always funny when you’re doing your analysis of the opposition and there’s Mooj playing last week for them as tighthead prop,” said West.

“You can pick him out straight away, how he runs round the pitch and it’s always nice to see some of your old players that you worked with.

“It’s nice to catch up and hopefully after the game he won’t be too happy this time, but it will be nice to see him.”