Northampton Saints prop Doran-Jones relishes 'hostile' Tigers clash

Northampton Saints prop Paul Doran-Jones says they will relish the hostile atmosphere at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road ground on Saturday.

The Saints visit their local rivals in the Premiership following a last weekend.

"They've got a great fan-base like ourselves and will make it as hostile as possible for us and as difficult," Doran-Jones told BBC Northampton.

"But we'll relish that and not get fazed by it."

The England international added: "The occasion's not lost on us. We haven't gone up there and won for a while. It's a massive game."

Northampton sit fourth in the Premiership table, four points clear of the Tigers.

In the scrum, Doran-Jones will come up against fellow England international Dan Cole, a battle he is looking forward to.

"Coley and I get on but I can't imagine it will be too friendly at the weekend," he said.

"As soon you cross the whitewash against each other it's hatred but we'll have a beer afterwards and a chat probably."

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