Wanderers win helps new boy Eves put best foot forward

Luke Eves (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Luke Eves (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Luke Eves is hoping he has caught the eye of the Saints coaches after a try-scoring display at Cambridge University on Monday night.

Eves helped the Wanderers to claim an impressive 71-12 win at Grange Road, with the Saints second string scoring 11 times.

JJ Hanrahan, who dotted down twice, Tom Kessell, Ahsee Tuala, Howard Packman, Alex Moon, Pat Howard, Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi, Alex Mitchell and George Furbank also registered.

And former Bristol centre Eves, who has joined Saints on a six-month deal, said: “It’s always good to get that game time to impress.

“It’s hard to do that in training so when you get the opportunities in the Wanderers games you’ve really got to put your best foot forward.

“It was great to get that full 80 minutes under my belt and a lot of boys have put a marker down.

“Cambridge gave it a really good go, but I thought we were clinical. It was a really professional performance.

“It could have turned into a game of sevens at some points but we stuck to our structures and came away with some really good tries and a great win.

“Hopefully we can push onto the next game with the same intensity and attitude.”