Paul Gustard unhappy with set pieces in Saracens’ defeat to Sale

14:49 17 November 2012

Saracens forwards coach Paul Gustard. Mike Egerton/EMPICS

Saracens forwards coach Paul Gustard. Mike Egerton/EMPICS

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Sarries forwards coach Paul Gustard was frustrated by the set-piece issues which blighted their performance.

Although they touched down twice through Kameli Ratuvou and Joel Tomkins, a late Rob Miller penalty condemned them to defeat.

Gustard said: “For us, it doesn’t matter who was playing. We regard all these guys as first-team players, so it’s not about the guys who are missing.

“In the first half, I thought our set-piece in terms of our scrum and maul defence was poor and compromised us in terms of field position.

“Going into half-time with the score as it was (20-12 up), considering the issues we had in that set-piece area, we were pretty pleased.

“I think Sale got away with a little bit in terms of how they set up their maul, but unfortunately we couldn’t deal with it very well.”

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