George Pisi said that the Saints squad was pleased to get the five points at Parc y Scarlets, and that the team needs to build on the performance and build momentum when the Aviva Premiership campaign resumes next weekend.
Pisi’s power took him over the whitewash as the second of four try scorers against the Scarlets as the Saints did what they could to keep themselves in contention for a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter finals.
Harry Mallinder got things going after 12 minutes, with Sam Dickinson and George North completing the job after the break. And while the hosts did cross the line themselves in the last play of the game it was too late to make any difference in the final result.
Saints will have to wait on the weekend’s other results to see if their 19 league points is enough for a place in the last eight, but the centre was happy with the job nonetheless.
“We’re pleased to get the five points,” he told SaintsTV. “It gives us a chance.
“It’s always tough to come away, play ‘away’ rugby and win like that and we’re pleased.
“We didn’t want the rain, but the pitch held up quite well. For us it was about building a score and taking our opportunities. We spoke about doing the basics well and building pressure, and luckily Harry scored and I got the second in the first half.
“We did get a little bit carried away in the first half, but Jim told us to be patient at half-time, and we did that and got the four tries.
“It’s important that we take this performance forward into the Aviva Premiership. Hopefully we can move on.”
The full interview is available now, along with reaction from Dickinson and director of rugby Jim Mallinder, at www.youtube.com/thesaintstv.
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