Fans celebrate long into the night as Northampton Saints and Steelbacks storm to dramatic victories

Pictures by Linda Dawson NNL-140516-220205006
Pictures by Linda Dawson NNL-140516-220205006

Fans of Northampton Saints and the Steelbacks had a night of celebration after both teams won in dramatic fashion.

Saints secured a place in the Premiership final at Twickenham with an incredible 21-20 victory over Leicester Tigers to the deafening roar of the Franklin’s Garden crowd.

Earlier in the night, the Steelbacks won by one run against Yorkshire as they started their defence of the T20 crown.

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Fans took to social media last night to celebrate the victories.

Mark Mould - @CobblerMad - tweeted: “Last ditch wins for both @NorthantsCCC & @SaintsRugby Great night to be a Northamptonian”.

Terry O’Cleirigh - @terryocleirigh - said: “Unbelievable performance by the saints, What a sweet victory, sport at it’s very best @SaintsRugby #coys.”

Richard Levi - @RichardLevi88 - added: “Champions know how to win even when it seems to be lost!! Congrats to all the @NorthantsCCC lads and @SaintsRugby boys! #greatdayallround.”

Tony Jefferies - @Tony_Jefferies - said: “Perfect timing for mighty #Saints to beat @LeicesterTigers. And after @NorthantsCCC bt Yorks in#T20. What a night for #Northampton”

Andy threlfall - @andythrel77 - tweeted: “@SaintsRugby @NorthantsCCC gutsy wins across the county tonight, amazing displays by both teams so proud #COYS #reigndefendconquer”.

Northampton Saints was trending on Twitter last night as thousands of messages poured in for both clubs.

If you were at either of the games last night, email us your celebration pictures.