Mar 03, 2013
Saracens 35 London Welsh 14 - reaction
Saracens were 35-14 bonus point winners against London Welsh at Allianz Park on Sunday, a victory that moves Saracens to the top of the Aviva Premiership table.
Reacting to the performance that saw his side claim pole position ahead of a two week break from the league, Director of Rugby Mark McCall said: “It’s a great position to be in. We’ve got Quins here next in three weeks time. It’s going to be a huge game, and a game we’ll really look forward too. In this part of the season, these last 3 or 4 games that we’ve played, is about positioning yourselves. Having lost to London Irish and to have played so poorly, to respond with three bonus point wins is a heck of effort.”
Saracens secured a bonus point win with a David Strettle try, and McCall again praised the England winger for his performance.
“I think David (Strettle) is playing the best he’s played, certainly in the last three seasons. He had brilliant game out there again today, obviously he scored a try but he was instrumental in other of our try’s with one of the lines he took. He’s playing extremely well."
McCall though took time out to praise a London Welsh side, who contributed to a tense contest.
“They’ve won four games this year with 7 or 8 losing bonus points and you can see why out there, they compete for absolutely everything, and if you are not on your game then you’ll get a game like today. We weren’t as good as we could have been today, especially in the first half. Credit to them, but we didn’t do the things that we talked about doing and all of sudden you are into a contest.”