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QUINS 23 SAINTS 27 Burrell on bouncing back

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Luther Burrell says that the Saints produced a performance they were proud of in a dramatic added time win at Quins.

The centre was one of a number of outstanding performers in Saints colours as they rebounded from a bad night against Wasps, playing a vital hand in all three tries, including the final pass for Ben Foden’s match winner long after time had expired at the Stoop.

“They talk about playing for 80 minutes and today was a fine example of that!” he told SaintsTV. “We were fortunate that Botica didn’t get his kick out on the full, but then we counter attacked really well.

“It’s a fantastic feeling and we’re pretty proud of our performance, because this is a tough place to come. Harlequins have been in good form this year so we’re very pleased.”

Playing at 13, Burrell was chief instigator for the Saints' first try, breaking the line smartly and offloading sublimely in the build up to Christian Day’s gallop under the sticks.

He also got in on the scoring act himself, latching onto Harry Mallinder’s pass after his midfield partner had created similar holes in the home defence.

“I think we put a lot right today,” he added. “We played some good attacking rugby and varied our game well. When the forwards give you that kind of platform though, on a fast track like that, we’re going to score tries and that’s what you saw today.”

The Saints will look to bring that momentum back to Franklin’s Gardens next Saturday afternoon, when they welcome London Irish. The game will also act as the official opening of the Barwell Stand and tickets can be bought online by CLICKING HERE.

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