Lewis Ludlam making impression on Northampton Saints’ coaches in Anglo-Welsh Cup

Lewis Ludlam

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Former Ipswich schoolboy Lewis Ludlam is targeting game time in the Aviva Premiership, having made his senior Northampton Saints bow in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The 20-year-old has played in the Saints’ last two games in the competition and contributed to victories at Newcastle Falcons (24-16) on his debut and at home to Gloucester Rugby (19-13), at the weekend.

The ex-St Joseph’s College pupil – who was joined by substitute and fellow debutant, Ipswich-born Alex Moon, against Newcastle, said: “I thought it went fantastically well.

“I was happy with my performance and the Anglo-Welsh Cup is a great competition to get game time and show what you are about. I think I showed the coaches a bit of what I could do.

“I wasn’t particularly nervous. I think you only get nervous if you have not prepared properly.”

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Saints are currently eighth in the table after seven league games, but are missing several players who are on Autumn international duty with their countries.

Ludlam added: “You are always aspiring for more and the international players are away at the moment so there should be more opportunities open in the Premiership too.”

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Ludlam played at number eight on his debut against the Falcons, while Moon, who did not play against Gloucester, came on for the last four minutes.

“There are a couple of things that I need to work on, but generally, everything has been quite positive,” revealed Ludlam.

“I have been a little bit unfortunate over the past couple of years with a few injuries, but I am back on track now and I am where I want to be.

“That said, I am pushing myself all the time and the Anglo-Welsh Cup is great for myself, Alex and all the young players at the club.”

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