Well, Tom Wood, the captain of Northampton Saints, listens to, wait for it – ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen for inspiration while he’s at the gym.
According to him, this global hit is a big inspiration for him. That sounds totally odd, right? Yes, it does. But they don’t care. The team is happy to listen to ‘Let It Go’ the whole day, if it helps them perform well. After all, who would think that those big, macho men will listen to Disney tunes for inspiration? Wood, 29, confirmed that they played the song couple of times at the gym.
There’s more to come. Wood recently appeared on BBC Radio. He talked extensively about the Disney tune. Moreover, he beat Ian Hunter, the former Saints player (he also played for England), in a ‘Disney theme tune’ quiz – that too for a score of 9-1!
You thought only his music taste pointed at the children’s movies? You are wrong. When asked about his favorite film, he picked ‘The Jungle Book. And he was unabashed about his love of Disney films in general. He said he has always been a fan of Disney films and music. Those movies teach you a lot of valuable life lessons, he said. He added that those movies provide a lot of moral guidance and knowledge. May be, Disney films can offer a lot of insight to adults as well! Read more »
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have pulled off a transfer coup by securing the services of young South African centre Pat Howard for the 2015/16 season.
The 23 year old will join the English giants from South African Super Rugby club the Stormers. He also had spells with the Stormers’ feeder club Western Province, where he won the prestigious Currie Cup as well as with Munster in Ireland for whom he played in both the European Rugby Champions Cup as well as the Guinness Pro 12, earning a lot of plaudits for his performances.
He returned to Cape Town at the beginning of the Super Rugby tournament to turn out for the Stormers but will cut short his spell with the side and move north and England to link up with the Northampton Saints for the upcoming season of the Aviva Premiership, the LV=Cup and the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Howard said that the move came about for him in the right time and he is looking to add a lot more experience of playing in Europe to his name. He added that he really enjoyed his short spell in Europe with Munster earlier this year and when the Saints began to show interest in his services, it was hard for him to decline. Read more »
Northampton Saints became the winner in their match against Harlequins. Northampton Saints scored 17 points while the score of the Harlequins was 13. The match took place on 27th February, Friday at Franklins Gardens which is in Northampton.
Northampton saints are at present at the top of the league table with 13 wins. Before the first half of the match came to an end, they managed to score 7 points while the score of Harlequins stood at 6 points. James Wilson scored for the Northampton Saints taking advantage of the lack of discipline in their opponents. The touchdown that James Wilson scored further advanced his team towards victory.
Tom Wood managed to score a point for his team by doing a driving maul. The 22 years old Marland Yarde who plays for Harlequins also managed to score a point at the very last part of the match. Read more »