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Collins wary of bruised Gloucester

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Sitting top of the Aviva Premiership pile after collecting their fourth straight win and third consecutive bonus point against Harlequins last Saturday, Saints are now fully focussed on the challenge of Gloucester that lies ahead this coming weekend.

Among the try-scorers again, with another beautifully worked score against Quins, Tom Collins said that though there was still plenty to work, Saints were happy to come away with another five points.

"Quins are a great side," Collins commented on Facebook Live after the game on Saturday.

"But coming into that game we were pretty confident of things. We'd got the ball rolling after that Saracens game at the start of the year.

"It was scrappy game but you have games like that and it was good to come out of the other side with five points. 

"There's still stuff to work on. If you look at their tries, like the interception, we gave them those.

"We were in control of the game at that point, which is frustrating. It's hard going back underneath the posts and trying get your composure together to come back.

"But we did the right things, we were in the right places and we can only build on that for the next few weeks."

With a big few weeks of fixtures fast approaching though, Collins said that the side are keen to keep learning and improving on previous weeks to keep the momentum high.

"After that Saracens game we had a big talk and a tough discussion. We wanted to get the ball rolling and get moving. We know the talent we've got here, who we've got in the squad.

"I think it's good though, the momentum at the moment. We're taking things on each game and we need to keep improving.

"We can't let it slip, its a long season, but you build your season on these first few games. We need to keep working hard, we've got Europe in a few weeks and another massive game against Gloucester away this week coming.

"So again, we need to keep building, keep moving and keep pushing on."

Quite like Saints in their opening round, Gloucester suffering a tough defeat last weekend and will be wanting to prove a point at they return home to host Saints on Saturday. 

Collins said that Saints are certainly not going to underestimate the side when they make the trip to Kingsholm this weekend.

"Every team is a really good team this year, there isn't a weak side.

"So we've got to go into that game respecting them to keeping moving forward.

"They'll want to come out and prove that last weekend was just a one off and in their home ground too, they'll want to come out firing.

"It's something we've got to be aware of if we're going to move forwards."


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