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Estelles says Saints must "turn the page" ahead of Dragons

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Suffering a disappointing opening loss to last year's finalists as they opened this year's Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign, Saints must re-group as the focus quickly turns to the challenge of Dragons as Franklin's Gardens in a week's time.

Double try-scorer yesterday, Juan Pablo Estelles says that though Saints managed to scrape a try bonus point with two late efforts, the side, that was mostly made up of the unbeaten Wanderers, is hurting after their loss to Exeter Chiefs.

"We're really disappointed," Estelles told SaintsTV after the game.

"We've been playing really well for the last 14 months with the Wanderers, we're undefeated. With that kind of team, and with a few guys that play in the first team too, we should have been better than that.

"We gave away 60 minutes today and it's hard to come back from that."

But Estelles said that the last 20 minutes of the game, where Saints managed to pull themselves back into it, were something that the side would look to build on as they host Dragons next weekend.

"Those last 20 were really positive minutes for us. I think we've showed ourselves that if we get the ball, trust ourselves and trust our system we can do damage to every single team. 

"It was a tough start for us but we have to turn the page and start looking at next week."

Watch the rest of the interview with Estelles here...


Next up at Franklin's Gardens is another big afternoon as we hold our annual Remembrance Fixture against Dragons.

Secure your seat now with prices starting from just £28 (adults) and £12 (juniors) at bit.ly/SAI-DRA-AWC