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

EMPICS Sport

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.”

Live Blog Transfer Window Live - July 29

 

Latest Stories

Fusilier Lee Rigbywas killed whilst off duty near Woolwich Barracks by Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo in May 2013  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The father of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich last year, has said it is ‘disgusting’ that his son’s killers received £200,000 from the state to pay for their legal costs.

Read more
The risk is most likely with clothes that have been contaminated with oil, such as kitchen cloths, tea towels, and chefs' whites [Photo courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

A fire that tore through a laundrette in Bromley was caused by a pile of tumble dried clothes.

Read more
People enjoy the Royal Victoria beach as temperatures reaches 28C in London.

This weekend saw London’s biggest manmade beach open at the Royal Victoria Dock in Canning Town.

Read more

TOP STORIES

Promotions

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.