Pisi tipping teenager Collins to be a big star for Saints

GREAT START - Tom Collins enjoyed an excellent Premiership debut for Saints at London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)
GREAT START - Tom Collins enjoyed an excellent Premiership debut for Saints at London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)

George Pisi has tipped Tom Collins to be a big star for Saints.

Collins made his Premiership debut last Sunday, playing the full 80 minutes in the 19-14 success at London Irish.

The 19-year-old wing impressed during pre-season and was given his big first-team chance after Jamie Elliott suffered an injury against Saracens.

And Pisi was impressed with how Collins performed, explaining just how much potential his young team-mate has.

“He’s a class player,” said the Samoan centre. “He’s a big talent and it was good for him to have a crack on Sunday.

“You’re going to see a lot of him in the future so watch out.”

Collins was surrounded by an experienced backline, with players like Pisi and James Wilson playing key roles.

And scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i also had a big influence, drawing praise from his fellow Samoan.

“Kahn’s been good,” said Pisi.

“Lee Dickson has played well and Kahn’s there helping out the young fellas and he’s good for the team.”