Waller: Saints not expecting huge win against London Welsh

Alex Waller says Saints are not expecting a massive win against London Welsh at Franklin’s Gardens.

Alex Waller (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Alex Waller (picture: Sharon Lucey)

And he has urged caution against the Oxford-based outfit, stressing Saints must not be the first team to lose to them this season.

London Welsh have suffered defeat in all 30 of their games during this campaign, with their points difference a whopping minus 907.

But Waller is taking nothing for granted this weekend as his team bid to secure the win they need to guarantee a home Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final on May 23.

“The challenge is that you don’t want to be the ones who slip up and are the first to lose (to London Welsh),” said the prop, who is in the starting 15.

“You can’t take any game in the Premiership lightly and they were beating Leicester at half-time, which is no easy feat by any means.

“It’s not a game we’re walking into thinking we’re going to put 70 points on.

“We’re going in trying to win first and then we’ll see what happens after we’ve got the lead.

“We don’t want to think we’ll walk it because they’ve got a massive pack and no matter what their history, they can always turn up on the day and put in a big performance.”