Waller: No chance of Saints complacency at struggling Newcastle

STAYING FOCUSED - Saints prop Alex Waller (Picture: Linda Dawson)
STAYING FOCUSED - Saints prop Alex Waller (Picture: Linda Dawson)
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Alex Waller says Saints won’t let complacency slip in as they bid to extend their winning streak at Newcastle on Sunday.

Northampton have claimed nine Aviva Premiership wins in a row, with a sequence of 10 consecutive successes in all competitions.

They will be big favourites to stretch that impressive run on Sunday against a Falcons side who have lost their past eight league games.

But though Waller is delighted with the form of his side, he says they will be taking nothing for granted at Kingston Park.

“We can’t complain at the moment,” said the loosehead prop. “It’s a good atmosphere in the squad.

“We’re winning but we’re not taking anything lightly.

“We’re trying to head in the right direction, but it’s one game at a time. We’ll move on to Sunday now.”

Saints’ good form has been aided by the a string of fine displays from Waller, who graced the England Saxons setup last month.

The 24-year-old started the Saxons’ games against Ireland Wolfhounds and Scotland A and is hoping he can make the step up to the senior side in the near future.

“Every player wants to pull on the shirt for their country and that’s one step to hopefully going up another level at some point in my career,” said Waller.

“Hopefully in the next few years I can make that step up, but I’m just happy to be back at the club and back with the boys.

“The Saxons experience is something I’ll look back on fondly, but I’m just focusing on the next few weeks now.”