Apr 16, 2013
Centurion Gill delighted after a special day
Saracens’ centurion Rhys Gill described his 100th appearance for the club as “a special day” as Saracens ran out 47-17 winners against Worcester Warriors.
“It was a great day and a very special one for me personally,” said Gill. “To get the result and to put 40 points onWorcesteris no mean feat, so it’s been a fantastic day all round for me.”
Saracens dominated set-piece ball throughout proceedings and Gill, who started alongside John Smit and Matt Stevens in the front row, was happy with his and his fellow front-rowers performance at the scrum;
“We targeted their scrum and I think both the boys who started and those who came on did brilliantly at pressuring their set-piece.
“As a forward unit we had to work hard to earn that win, the backs were superb and dangerous throughout the game,” Gill added. “Worcesterare a well drilled side, and they can make life difficult for teams in the way they like to play; but we stuck to our game-plan and our backs cut them to ribbons, and Stretts took all his three tries well and had a great game.”
His thoughts were echoed by try scorer Jackson Wray after a result that secured a home Premiership semi-final for Saracens.
“I’ve not scored in a while, so it was nice to sneak over at the end,” said Wray. “I thought overall the boys played pretty well but we really upped it in the second half after what we thought was a pretty average first half performance, regardless of what the scoreboard may have said.
“You know what you’re going to get withWorcester, they base their game on physicality and their set-piece and today I thought we dealt with that pretty well up front.
“It’s brilliant to get a home semi-final. All the games from now until the end of the season are huge, so to play here again in front of our home fans will be some occasion and its’ something the whole squad is looking forward to.”