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Reinach: Lack of accuracy cost us today

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Despite suffering their first defeat in five games this afternoon on the road at Gloucester, Saints still sit second in the Aviva Premiership table before the last match of the round is played tomorrow. 

Making his first start for the Saints today, Cobus Reinach said that Saints were expecting Gloucester to bounce back after their heavy defeat the week before but were just not accurate enough in putting their game plan into place at Kingsholm.

"We knew it was going to be tough," Reinach commented after the game.

"They had a hard week last week and we knew they were going to want to bounce back and we expected reaction from them. We're weren't accurate enough to do what we wanted to do.

"I think, weren't 100% accurate in what we wanted to do today. We'll definitely go away and have a look at what we want to improve on. It's still early in the season so there's still a lot of the parts of the game that we want to improve on and fix this season.

"We pride ourselves on our defence, especially after that opening day. We need to focus on our defence at away games and make sure we face up and that we're physical enough. We didn't to that today."

Looking ahead to next weekend though, as Saints return home to face the current European Champions Cup title-holders, Saracens, Reinach said that he was looking forward to his first opportunity to play European rugby after joining Saints over the summer, as well as righting the wrongs of the season opener Twickenham.

"I wanted to come over to experience it all. I'm getting a feel for it now and I'm really excited for next week, getting into the European Champions Cup.

"We all know that last time we played Saracens wasn't good enough and it's up to us to go out there and fix it."


Attention now turn to the European Champions Cup as Saints return to Franklin's Gardens to host Saracens. 

Make sure you're a part of what's shaping up to be the biggest rematch of the season as Saints host Saracens for the European Champions Cup opener on October 15th!

Secure your spot now at bit.ly/SAI-SAR-EPCR