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West: We just need to finish off our opportunities

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Forwards coach Dorian West says that the last two games will spur Saints on to work harder on the things that went wrong and to get the result they need on Friday night against Exeter Chiefs.

“It’s been a really strange week,” he commented on this week’s podcast.

“We lost the game and we are disappointed and frustrated but I think when we’re reviewing the game and the only thing that we can see that we need to be better at is that final pass for the score it’s encouraging to a certain extent.

“We created a lot of chances, we had a lot of possession and I think we caused Wasps lots of trouble so we’ve just got to make sure that we’re a bit more clinical and a bit more determined to score those points in the last couple of yards on the pitch.”

West is certain that the brand of rugby that Saints have been playing over the last few weekends will win them games eventually, believing that just a little more patience at the crucial moments of the game is what Saints need.

“I think our mind-set is pretty good, we’re a positive side, we’re trying to play rugby, we’re trying to get on the front foot and I think we did that a lot of the time.

“I think we just need to show a bit more patience and when that last pass isn’t quite on, we need to look after the ball for one more phase. Sometimes it’s a simple as that.

“Everybody’s getting their hands and everybody needs to be aware that we’ve got to look after it and we need to finish opportunities off.

“We’ve trained pretty well the last couple of days and I think we’re definitely playing positive rugby, we need to finish it off.”

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