“It’s always good to win at the Gardens,” the Samoan told SaintsTV. “I’m proud of the boys. Everyone worked hard and it was good.”
Although the Saints’ team ethic and commitment shone repeatedly in the latter stages of both halves to hold Sale out as the Sharks strove for the whitewash, it was Pisi’s moments of brilliance in the opening 40 minutes that earned him the bubbly and put the hosts onto the front foot.
His first try showcased his footwork and pace to their fullest, while his timing of the run and leap in following a Stephen Myler cross-field kick, not to mention the awareness of his support, were crucial in the team’s third try, finished by elder brother George.
After that the forwards took over, powering Samu Manoa over for the bonus point try, and while Pisi acknowledged getting another maximum haul was good, what was equally important was the attitude when the team did not have the ball and having players come back to fitness.
“It’s important to be getting the bonus point,” he said. “It helps us get into a good position in the league leading into the European Champions Cup. We’ve got a strong squad, and it’s good to have players come back to fitness.
“We defended well. Their try came from one or two guys coming out of the system, but in saying that the boys did well in the last 10 minutes, and after defending to get into the field position where we nearly scored at the end was awesome.”
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