Speaking after the game, Dave Rennie said: "I thought Adam Hastings did a really good job at ten running the ship. We will go through the footage and we will see a lot of things that we can do a lot better but I was happy with the attitude."
Asked which of the other young players caught his eye the new head coach brushed off the question. "I probably shouldn't have mentioned Adam. I don't really like singling people out, you know.
"Right across the board the attitude was good. Everything else we can work on."
Speaking in the Scotsman, Adam said: "It's always difficult in pre-season games because you're still a bit rusty even though you've been doing a lot of training.
"It's a mixed bag. I think we could have put them away a bit earlier but you let a team like Northampton back into the game and they are always going to push you.
"I felt a bit more confident coming in here. It was nice to get a full 80 minutes so I could play my way into the game rather than just coming off the bench. They said, 'it's a trial' before the game, 'you are all playing for places'.
"He [Rennie] said as soon as he came in at the start of the week that he is going to pick boys on how they are playing and not reputation so, as a youngster, that is good to hear.
"Obviously, going into that game you're thinking, if I do something half decent I might get a shot in the future."