Dec 7, 2013 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčFranklin's Gardens
SaintsNorthampton Saints
7-40
LeinsterLeinster
Dickson (67')
FT
Fitzgerald (3', 8', 5'), Heaslip (27'), Reddan (37'), O'Driscoll (63')

Tom Wood: Northampton "ashamed" by Leinster loss

Wood: Northampton
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Tom Wood admits that Northampton Saints were embarrassed by the nature of their 40-7 defeat at the hands of Leinster.

Northampton flanker Tom Wood has admitted that his team were embarrassed and ashamed by the manner of their defeat at home to Leinster in the Heineken Cup.

The Irish province picked up a bonus-point victory at Franklin's Gardens as the Saints conceded six tries in a 40-7 rout, and Wood was honest in his assessment of the club's performance.

He is quoted by PA as saying: "I'm ashamed and embarrassed and collectively the team are too.

"That's probably the longest 80 minutes I've ever played and I'm ashamed to say it but I couldn't wait for the final whistle."

To have any chance of staying in the tournament, Northampton need to pick up a bonus point win against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Brian O'Driscoll of Leinster tackles George North of Northampton during the Heineken Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster Rugby at Franklin's Gardens on December 7, 2013
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