'Clunky' Saints didn't deserve anything at Harlequins, says Boyd

Chris Boyd described Saints' attacking game as 'clunky' after they left the Twickenham Stoop with nothing on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 5:19 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th March 2021, 5:20 pm
Chris Boyd

The black, green and gold were 30-19 down when Harlequins were reduced to 13 men as Jack Kenningham and Alex Dombrandt were sin-binned in quick succession.

But Saints couldn't make their numerical advantage pay, failing to piece together a score that would have given them at least a try bonus point.

And in the end, Quins put the icing on their cake with a breakaway score that made sure of a 37-19 success.

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Saints lost Lewis Ludlam and Nick Isiekwe to concussion during the second half, and Boyd rued the absence of those leaders late on.

"In the end the score was a bit cruel to us, but we didn't deserve to win on the day," Boyd said.

"We gifted them too many chances and blew too many of our own.

"We had a lot of territory and possession and they were down to 13 but we couldn't capitalise on it so no complaints.

"We had different problems to last week (when Saints lost to Bath) with different people.

"We lost Nick Isiekwe and Lewis Ludlam to concussions and a lot of our attack is based around key roles for them.

"A lot of the guys who had to fill in for them hadn't had a lot of training time in that space so we were clunky in our attack when we had those opportunities and it's disappointing."