Sep 5, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčFranklin's Gardens
SaintsNorthampton Saints
GloucesterGloucester Rugby
North (21', 40', 49'), Pisi (29'), Burrell (43', 74'), Fotuali'i (57'), Fisher (69')

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell delighted by winning start

Luther Burrell of Northampton Saints celebrates after scoring a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and London Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on May 10, 2014
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Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell pays tribute to the fitness of the team following their winning start to the season against Gloucester.

Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell has paid tribute to the club's coaching staff following the team's winning start to the season.

The defending champions thrashed Gloucester Rugby 53-6 at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night to start the defence of their Aviva Premiership title with maximum points.

"The boys really dug in, which is testament to the hard work put in by the conditioning staff," Burrell told Northampton's official website.

"We looked fit and fast, and to do that in the first game of the season - in front of a home crowd of 13,500 - is fantastic and a great way to start the season."

Northampton return to Aviva Premiership action next Sunday when they travel to London Wasps.

Northampton Saints' George North sprints ahead to score a try against Ospreys during their Heineken Cup match on January 12, 2014
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