Northampton Saints' Lee Dickson celebrates landmark win

Lee Dickson
Dickson has won international honours with England Saxons

Northampton Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson hailed a "brilliant" team display after celebrating his 100th game for the club with a victory.

Saints beat Saracens 30-8 in the Aviva Premiership at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday, with Dickson crossing for the the first of the Saints' three tries.

"To reach 100 games is awesome," Dickson told BBC Radio Northampton.

"I've enjoyed every minute of it - and getting a win too was the icing on the cake."

He continued: "We haven't started well in the last couple of games and we've been punished for that.

"This time you could nit-pick little bits we did wrong in the first half, but it was near-enough perfect from us.

"Saracens are a brilliant team who've beaten us at home in last two years. We knew we had to play well against them - and we're back with a bang."

Saints - now fourth in the Premiership table - scored 27 points in the first half against the visitors, who had to settle for a last-minute consolation try.

"We defended really well - and to be honest we were a bit annoyed to let them in right at the end," Dickson said.

The 26-year-old joined Northampton from Newcastle Falcons for the 2008-09 season - and insists it was an excellent move.

"I had a lot of good advice when I was considering coming down here," he added.

"It's a rugby-made town, the fans and the club are brilliant and really it was a no-brainer for me."

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