Director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that the Saints will have to be more accurate when they take on Glasgow this coming Saturday.
The Saints head to Scotstoun for the first time since a thrilling clash in January 2013 to play a Warriors outfit that has become renowned as one of Europe’s most attacking teams, a policy that paid dividends earlier this year when they lifted the Pro 12 title for the first time.
And although Saints ran off as winners from their European Rugby Champions Cup Round 1 clash with Scarlets with the four points Mallinder told SaintsTV that there was going to need to be plenty of hard work done on the training field this week.
“We left some points out on the field against the Scarlets,” he said. “The try that was ruled out was an obvious one, but deeper in our field we had two or three opportunities where we had overlaps when we needed to be accurate and pass the ball to get some width and score more tries.
“We’ve got to train hard, we’ve got to be ambitious and to keep that intent to play. We’ve got to take our chances and our opportunities.
“It’s another tough game. Every single week we’re going to be saying this. But we’ve got off to a good start, we’re one from one, and we’re going to look forward to it.”
The full interview with Tom Wood is available at www.youtube.com/TheSaintsTV, along with post-match reaction from Alex Waller and Jim Mallinder.
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