Nov 16, 2014
Hodgson looking at positives after Tigers draw
Charlie Hodgson produced an imperious wet-weather display in Saracens 21-21 draw against Leicester Tigers this afternoon.
The veteran fly-half kicked seven penalties, including his 500th career Premiership penalty goal in a game where Saracens were controversially denied a win by a last minute dubious scrum penalty.
Speaking after the game, Hodgson said; “I suppose two points is better than nothing in the end, but we are frustrated really. We shot ourselves in the foot a few times, and let them back in the game. It is disappointing, but it is better to come away from here with something rather than nothing.”
On today’s conditions he added; “Doing the right thing, at the right time in the right parts of the field is key, especially in conditions like today. There wasn’t the chance to play exciting rugby, which is disappointing for every one really.”
Saracens now look forward to next weekend’s blockbuster fixture against Northampton Saints at Allianz Park next Sunday, and Hodgson is already looking forward to facing the East Midland side.
He said; “It’s always a great battle when we play Northampton, we’ve had some great battles over the past few seasons, so we’re looking forward to lining up against once again. Hopefully we can use today’s frustrations into next Sunday. We’ll look at the video on Tuesday when we’re back in training and look to put a few things right at Allianz Park.”