Although the Parisian’s bonus pointing of Treviso was enough to go back to the top of Pool 5 on the head-to-head ruling, any victory at the Gardens in Round 6 guarantees the Saints’ progression as one of the top four seeds.
“It was good,” Mallinder said of the two-try win in Swansea. “They’re a really tough side to beat, particularly here where they’ve not lost for a long time. We didn’t overplay, but we took our opportunities in attack and defended really well. We’re really happy.
“It sets it up really nicely for next week now and we know that if we win, we’ve got that home quarter final.
“Racing are a good quality side with world class players all over the field. We’re going to be tested, but it’s a game we’re looking forward to.”
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