Northampton restored some of their lost pride after a wretched European campaign with a stunning bonus-point win which ended Clermont’s unbeaten run.
Northampton secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September as they inflicted a first Champions Cup defeat of the season on Clermont Auvergne.
• Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne• Saints trailed French opponents by five points at half-time
The revival continues. Northampton’s hopes in Europe had long gone, along with most of the dignity they bore into this season, but they have salvaged what little of that they had left and made it into a little more. Their realistic ambitions for the rest of this season may not extend much beyond scrapping their way back into this very competition for next, but a scratchy, desperate win last week...