Sep 27, 2014
'A job well done' - McCall
Mark McCall was left happy with a job well-done after Saracens ran in four tries against Sale Sharks to move top of the Aviva Premiership.
“It was our first home game of the season and I thought we showed some real intensity,” said McCall.
“Our set-piece, and our scrum in particular put Sale under a lot of pressure. We were relentless and pretty ruthless in that first half, but in the second half less so. We fell off some tackles, lost some collisions but give Sale credit they fought really hard in the second half."
He added; “Ultimately it’s a job well done, five points in the bag and we move on.”
Saracens lost captain Brad Barritt to a calf injury early to game, and McCall praised replacement Nick Tompkins, after the Saracens Academy centre produced a man of the match performance in what was the 19-year-old’s home Premiership debut.
“To lose our captain just ten minutes into the game wasn’t exactly ideal, but I thought Nick Tompkins came on and did fantastically well.”
He added; “Nick’s part of this new Academy intake that we’ve got along with guys like Maro Itoje, Nathan Earle, who played a huge role in the Junior World Championships. Nick proved that he belongs on that stage and rose to the occasion.”