May 06, 2017
Hamilton Disappointed at Wasps Defeat
Jim Hamilton said that he was ‘disappointed’ after Saracens were beaten 35-15 by Wasps on Saturday in the final round of the Aviva Premiership season at the Ricoh Arena.
A hat-trick from Thomas Young helped the hosts to a bonus-point victory with Ben Spencer’s brace scant consolation on a difficult day for a much-changed Saracens team. The defeat, and Wasps’ subsequent victory means that Sarries will travel to Exeter for the play-off semi-finals.
Speaking after the game, Jim Hamilton expressed his frustration at the defeat saying: “We’re hugely disappointed by the result. We knew it was going to be a tough game but I think we were a little bit off our game in all areas really.
“We gave them a lot of opportunities to score and they took them so fair play
“We’re going to have to do a lot, lot better in the coming weeks but we’re mainly disappointed because we wanted to come here and do a good job.”
The semi-final will take place on Saturday 20th May at Sandy Park in a repeat of the 2016 final. Scottish lock Hamilton re-iterated the importance of the coming weeks for the team in the defence of their Premiership and Champions Cup crowns.
He explained: “We’re going to have to play well at Exeter to progress, we’ve got a tough few weeks coming up starting with a massive game up in Edinburgh next week.
“It’ll be good to go down to Exeter to play a team that we’ve beaten in the past, however, we also know that they’re a brilliant team, a team full of confidence.
“We will go again next week (against Clermont) which is obviously huge and then we’ll be back for Exeter away which is going to be a great game and a tough game.”