Former New Zealand flanker Josh Kronfeld started the week by playing up England’s ‘all mouth and no trousers’ tendancies, but only hours before his countrymen went down to the English at Twickenham, he scored the only try of this passionate clash.
With Tim Stimpson one of many Tigers on England duty, it was Geordan Murphy – called into the Ireland squad this week but then released – who kicked the rest of their points, firing over three penalties and a conversion.
For a Saints side minus the likes of Matt Dawson, Ben Cohen, Steve Thompson and a host of Scotland players, their only points of the day came through veteran Paul Grayson, who struck a single penalty as they tried in vain to earn even a bonus point.
Northampton SaintsPen: Grayson
Leicester TigersTry: KronfeldCon: MurphyPens: Murphy 3