Saints team-mates: Paul Diggin

Paul Diggin came through the Saints Academy, making his first-team debut in 2004.

Paul Diggin
Paul Diggin

The wing became a fans' favourite, racking up 148 appearances as he delivered tries on a regular basis in front of the Franklin's Gardens faithful.

Here, he gives us a comedic take on his Saints team-mates...

Best player

Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton - rewrote the book for how wingers play the game in the modern era.

Toughest player

Soane Tonga'uiha - that man could take and give a hell of a beating. The 2011 Soane was frightening.

Most skillful

Ryan Lamb

Ian Vass - he could do everything: right foot, left foot - absolute talent. If he hadn’t broke his leg, he’d have played for England

Kitman's nightmare

I’d say it would have been Chris Budgen aka 'Chicken' - he was small but wide

Best dancer

Roger Wilson

Has to go to Dave Akinluyi. He didn’t play much but made up for it on nights out! Legend!

Worst dresser

I'll go with Phil Pask - only saw him in England stash.

Biggest drinker

Jimmy Downey, or Jimmy p*** as he was known, as he could swig!

Worst chat

Ryan Powell - Welsh lad with terrible tats and terrible chat. He just went 'bonesy' straight away.

Mr Vain

I'd say Jon Golding. He’d love a mirror and finding a good light to find the right pose.

Best hairstyle

Ben Foden’s locks were legendary, only improved when he got his teeth done.


Ryan Lamb whenever he found out we would be going on a big run.

Best singer

Euan Murray - had a hell of a set of lungs on him.

The leader

Phil Dowson was the leader and Dylan Hartley was the captain. Both checked you regularly.

Coach's favourite

Roger Wilson. He never trained, rocked up for Friday team run and dominated every game! One of the best players I’ve played with.