LV Cup: 'Stupid' Saints need a pick-me-up – Mallinder
Sunday 11 November 2012
Jim Mallinder bemoaned the "stupid" tries his Northampton side conceded in a 31-30 defeat at home to Harlequins, their fourth straight defeat.
Director of rugby Mallinder will aim to pick up the Saints before they visit Newport on Sunday, hoping to avoid a sixth loss in seven games.
"The three first-half tries were stupid really," said Mallinder. "We conceded tries too easily; they were all our mistakes and all preventable.
"We need to stick together, go down to Wales and get a good win. We are going through a down period and we need to get back to winning ways."
Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea praised his team for coming from behind to grab the win. "The work ethic was fantastic," he said. "Even in the second half the work ethic in defence, when we were under massive pressure, was great."
Bath first-team coach Brad Davis was delighted with debutant Semesa Rokoduguni after the Fijian scored two tries in a 36-15 win over Newport Gwent Dragons.
"He gives us much-needed depth in the back line and some versatility," said Davis of Rokoduguni, a serving tank soldier in the British Army.
Manchester City vs Manchester United combined XI: No place for Yaya Toure... or any United defenders
EXCLUSIVE: F1 heading for eastern revolution as new team emerges from Romania
Impressive Kurt Zouma may save Chelsea millions by replacing John Terry
Daniel Sturridge injury: Liverpool striker suggests problems could be linked with 'Caribbean vibes'
Capital One Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea meet Derby, Tottenham face Newcastle, Liverpool travel to Bournemouth
- 1 2015 General Election: Green party will not appear in TV debate alongside Ukip – says BBC
- 3 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
- 4 North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'
- 5 Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism