Saracens Samoan international tighthead prop James Johnston has warned his teammates about the capabilities of his international colleague Kahn Fotuali’i as the Samoan internationals prepare to face each other this Saturday.
“Northampton have a lot of threats that we need to look out for – they have some fantastic players, no more so than Kahn Fotuali’i who I know from Samoa” said Johnston, who will also be facing Samoan teammates George Pisi and Ken Pisi.
He added; “He (Fotual’i) is an extremely talented player and he’ll be a threat to us on Saturday, but we know that they have talent throughout their team so we have to be on our guard”.
Saracens face second placed Northampton on the back of the clubs first defeat of the season last Friday, when Saracens were narrowly beaten by Toulouse – and Johnston believes that the committed performance against the four-time Heineken Cup winners has aided Saracens preparations for Saturday’s game.
“We’ve got to keep on backing up our performances week in week out” revealed the 27 year-old.
“Last week’s result was of course extremely disappointing, but I think they were a lot of positives we could come away with after the Toulouse game – we did really well and I think we were really unlucky not to come away with the win. This week in training we haven’t spent too long thinking about the Toulouse result but we have looked at the good things that we did last week, and we will need to do them again this weekend as Northampton are a quality side”.