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SAINTS 24 LEICESTER 30 Wood: We’re hurting

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Tom Wood says that the Saints need to regroup quickly ahead of the final two games of the Aviva Premiership season.

Saturday’s six-point loss to Leicester means that the Saints are still leading the pack for qualification for next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, but also well within reach of the teams immediately below them in the table.

The Saints are earning plaudits in the Sunday newspapers for their approach to the game and the individual performances put in throughout the team. Tries from Teimana Harrison and George Pisi rewarded their efforts, but the hard work was undone by three Leicester tries that capitalised on lapses from the hosts, something which Wood said was frustrating.

“It’s all about concentration, from week-to-week or minute-to-minute in a game,” he told SaintsTV. “It’s something we’ve got to take on the chin and make sure we’re better at next season. We feel like we’ve let people down and let ourselves down.

“The ‘brave loser’ tag is not something we aspire to at this club. We’re hurting.

“That’s really tough to admit. We just haven’t had the consistency over the course of the year.

“We’ve got a week off next week to freshen up mentally and physically to make sure our heads are right for the run-in.”

Every voice will count in the final home match of the season against Bath on Saturday, April 30th, as the chase for a European Rugby Champions Cup spot continues. Make sure you’re in the stands and getting behind the team at www.tinyurl.com/SAI-BAT-1516.

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