Northampton signing Tom Wood says that he is delighted at the start that Northampton Rugby Union have made. The 23-year-old back-row, who joined Saints from Worcester this summer, has figured in the starting line-up against both Leicester and Harlequins.

“It’s something to be really proud of,” Wood told BBC Radio Northampton. “I came in and worked hard all through pre-season and have been lucky enough to get a couple of starts,” he added.

“I was really impressed with the way the Saints played last season. I thought they were on great form. And I’m really enjoying myself here so far. I’ll keep grafting to make sure that stays the case.”