A very strong Northampton Wanderers side visited Iffley Road on Monday night and produced an impressive all round performance to inflict the Blues second consecutive defeat by Premiership opposition in a 8 days. With a mix of experience and youth the Northampton side arrived in a mood to take no prisoners, but the Blues stuck to their guns, defended resolutely and when they did have the ball showed a positive attacking intent. Post game both Captain Fergus Taylor and Coach James Wade felt there were many positives to take away from the fixture and that the performance overall was a step up from the previous week.
The squad now face a short turn around before they head to Zagreb to take on the Croatian National team on Saturday evening.
To read the Northampton match report, please click on the link below:
Team Kieran Ball, William Thornton, Hugo Lu, Fergus Taylor, Andrew Grant, Nicholas Roberts-Huntley, George Blomfield, James Beaufils, Henry de Berker, Basil Strang, Tom Stileman, Alex Hogg, Henry Hughes, Daniel Barley, Matt Geiger
Subs Noah Miller (on for William Thornton), James Scaife (on for Hugo Lu), Jonathan Marsden (on for Nicholas Roberts-Huntley), Ollie Adams (on for Andrew Grant), Hugo McPherson (on for James Beaufils), Lewis Anderson, Tom Kershaw, Dylan McGagh, Tom Dyer