Test heroes help Saints rout Wasps

NORTHAMPTON boss Jim Mallinder tipped Dylan Hartley as a future England captain after helping to inspire a 39-3 win over Wasps.

Red Rose stars Ben Foden and Chris Ashton were among the five tries as Saints climbed back into the Premiership’s top four.

Mallinder said: “Dylan is maturing all the time and has the right credentials to be an England captain. He had a great game.”

Saracens moved to within three points of leaders Leicester with a 24-9 victory over Newcastle, James Short and Jared Saunders scoring the tries.