"We were quite lucky with the way we scored our tries but we like to play rugby with the Scarlets and we were rewarded for that. We also kicked a lot of ball to put pressure on them which gained some reward.
"We would take five points above them any day of the week at Franklin's Gardens. I thought our defence was outstanding, although we were pretty disappointed to let Northampton score a losing bonus point because they could still come back in the group to qualify.
"It was quite a strange situation for me because this was the first time that I started at 10 for the Scarlets in the Heineken Cup when Steve was fit. There was a little bit more pressure on me but Steve was great for me in the build-up to the week.
"He has contributed in all the meetings and given his opinion on what he has seen and been a massive help. There is a lot of confidence in the squad and we are all comfortable with the way we want to play."
Priestland came off towards the end of the game after picking up a bang on his troublesome shoulder, but Scarlets coach Nigel Davies said they weren't worried about it "The shoulder was nowhere near as bad as it was in the quarter-final against Ireland. I just landed on the same shoulder which was a bit sore but it has eased off," exlained Priestland.
"If I am selected against Australia it would be great. We have to be confident and we owe them one after the last game.
"We are going to come up against the Aussies a lot in the next year and it is a chance to get one over on them first on home soil. I ran out at outside-half against England at Cardiff in August which was very special.
"Every time I got named at 10 I had to pinch myself to believe it. I have enjoyed every game and just been really lucky with the players and the coaches."