Try scorer David Strettle expects the squad to bounce back from the disappointment of defeat to London Irish at the weekend when they face Exeter Chiefs on Saturday for the first Premiership match at Allianz Park.
Strettle, who scored Saracens second half try at the Madejski Stadium, believes the side will quickly put that defeat behind them and focus on the excitement of a sold out crowd at the club’s new home in north London.
He said: “In terms of game plan and application, Irish made it tough for us and capitalised on our errors and we were poor. But we’ll move on pretty quickly as we have a huge game next week at our new stadium, and as a group we have responded pretty well to setbacks like this in the past.”
His thoughts were echoed by centre Joel Tomkins who was back in the side following two weeks away on England Saxons duty. “We had an off-day,” he explained.
“Credit to London Irish, I thought they played extremely well. We didn’t stick to the game plan that has served us so well this season and we tried to play in the wrong areas of the pitch. We made too many errors and London Irish punished us.”