May 16, 2015
McCall reacts to Saracens win
Mark McCall has challenged his Saracens side to grab their play-off opportunity with both hands this season, after they secured a final four berth in a nine-try demolition of a spirited London Welsh side.
The Saracens director of rugby admitted that an action packed final round of Aviva Premiership rugby was nerve wracking experience, but he praised his side for securing a Premiership play-off place for the sixth consecutive season.
Speaking after the game, McCall said: "It was a stressful day, and despite the fact we scored four tries we did some pretty average things in that first half. We still had a big job to do in that second half, but we did that pretty well.
"We're just thrilled to be in the play-offs and to have a chance. When we started this period of Saracens six years ago we said that we wanted to be a really consistent team, we wanted to be a team who would be there at the business end of the season giving ourselves a shot at competitions. This is our sixth consecutive play-off now. In the Champions Cup we've been in quarter-final's, semi-final's and final's and we have done that in the Premiership as well. We've only won one but we've given ourselves another shot at it, and we've got a shot.
"London Welsh were a completely different animal to the side we faced earlier this season. They were a lot more competitive and the teams that they have played over the last few weeks have taken their time to break them down."
"There was no huge plan but to just go out there and do the right things, that we didn't always do in the first-half. The performance was irrelevant I suppose, it was all about getting the job done today and we did that."