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Bennett: We showed spirit in Singha Sevens

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Saints’ Sevens captain Sion Bennett says that his side showed spirit as they secured a place at the Singha Sevens finals day in Coventry a week on Sunday.

In the Saints’ first game they lost to Harlequins but bounced back to win both of their other two matches. In an inspired performance in their final match against Gloucester, Howard Packman scored four tries as the Saints came from behind to book a spot at the Ricoh Arena.

“It was good. It was a bit of a slow start and we weren’t really happy with the first game,” said Bennett.

“Harlequins were really strong all tournament but we’re through to the next round so it’s good!”

“It was quite tight that last game and that’s what you look for in a team; some good spirit. It’s really nice to get through and we look forward to next week.”

Whilst Bennett was pleased that his side have progressed to the finals day, he says that there are areas of their game they will need to work on ahead of their trip up the M1 next Sunday.

“We had a few mistakes so there’s a couple of things we need to practice that we didn’t really practice much. Restarts are a massive part of the game; I don’t think we put enough emphasis on those.

“Also, just trying to keep the ball is the biggest thing for us; I think the emphasis will probably be on that.”