We take a look at the reaction from around the grounds after the results of round 7 in the Aviva Premiership.
Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder: “It was a close game, Gloucester showed some really good line speed in defence and put us under pressure. They have gone back to basics a little bit and they kicked well, particularly from nine. We didn’t control the ball, we conceded a couple of tries which were loose, but we got there in the end.
“We are not playing at the top of our game, but we have the players, we have done it before in the past. There are lots of parts to our game that we need to improve on and I am confident we can do that. Louis Picamoles has continued to impress, some of his offloading skills are sublime; the pass to Kessell was outstanding today. He is world-class.”
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys: “I thought we deserved to win the game. Our game plan was good and our defence was incredible, but credit to Northampton they found a way to win. It is something we have talked about since the start of the season, there has been so many games like that. Ultimately we have conceded too many penalties at scrum time.
“At the time Picamoles’ try felt like a double movement, but that was not the moment that decided the game, we still did enough to win the game. There were a couple of big penalty decisions that were crucial.”
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