Saints team-mates: Ethan Waller

A product of the Saints Academy, Ethan Waller made his first-team debut in 2012 and went on to rack up 95 appearances for the club.

Ethan Waller
Ethan Waller

Here, the prop gives us his comedic take on his Northampton team-mates...

Who was the best player you played with at Saints?

Samu Manoa. Because it didn’t matter how he prepared for a game, he could just turn up, tear up, go home!

Kahn Fotuali'i

Toughest player?

Definitely 'Mince' (Teimana Harrison). Just the definition of nuggety and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him hurt!

Most skillful?

Kahn Fotuali’i. The man hit crossfield kicks off his wrong foot. In a semi-final. And we scored! Filthy skills.

Kieran Brookes

Kitman's nightmare?

Most people’s nightmare - Paul Hill. Would constantly lose his kit, steal someone else’s, then lose that.

Best dancer?

Jamie Elliott. You’d be minding your business, getting a drink, then a song would come on, you’d turn around and J would be in the middle of the dance floor cutting some shapes. Very good shapes mind!

Mike Haywood

Worst dresser?

Paul Hill. Worst fashion sense I’ve ever seen. I don’t know at what age he gave up, but I can tell you it was a long time ago. Plucks brands out you’ve never heard of with his fur-lined crocs.

Biggest drinker?

That’s a tough one actually... James Wilson was unbelievable value on the drink, and did enjoy it. Never saw him get in any states either. J-Dubs gets the title from me.

Louis Picamoles

Worst chat?

Mike Haywood. By quite some distance. Made considerably worse by his genuine belief that it’s good chat. Spend 10 minutes with Mike and a Doom Bar and you’ll see my point!

Mr Vain?

Kieran Brookes. Always took ages getting ready, but I clocked this when I went away with him to America. Never seen a man take so long getting ready in my life! There is a lot of him to get ready though.

Best hairstyle?

Definitely not: Sam Olver, Tom Kessell, Ben Nutley, James Wilson, Rory Hutchinson or Stephen Myler. That was a group of extremely follicly-challenged men! Victor Matfield had a committed lid, I’ll go with him.

The grumpiest?

It’s either my brother on a day-to-day basis, or 2012/13 Sam Dickinson aka 'The Couch'. First year he was injured a lot, so he sat on the couch in the team room and said very little.

Best singer?

I really don’t want to give it to Fodes (Ben Foden) but I’m going to have to, aren’t I? Not a bad set of pipes.

Best leader?

Gotta be Dyls (Dylan Hartley). His record speaks for itself but I think if you ask the majority of boys they’ll give you this answer.

Coach's favourite?

King Louis (Picamoles). In one meeting we were told only Louis was allowed to offload, the rest of us had to keep hold.

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