Feb 21, 2018
Ben Spencer Enjoying Kicking Responsibility
Ben Spencer says that it is key that Saracens maintain their high standards as they look for a sixth straight Premiership win over Leicester on Sunday.
When Saracens last played Tigers, Spencer started at scrum-half and at that point Sarries were on a difficult run. That 29-17 Christmas Eve win set Sarries on their current run and Spencer says that not much has changed since that day:
He explained: "Nothing drastic has changed since then, since the international boys went away I think we had a challenge amongst the group here to have a togetherness and not letting the standard drop. We want to make the lads who are away want to come back to play.
"We put a massive emphasis at the start of this block on really pushing that standard and I think our togetherness in the Newcastle & Sale games was outstanding.
"Obviously now we've got two huge weeks ahead of us and two huge tests against Leicester and Exeter, nothing's changed drastically but we're going to keep our heads down and working even harder than we did before."
Spencer has enjoyed kicking duties once again in recent weeks and has had opportunity to display his skills. The 25-year-old has kicked points in Sarries' last two Premiership games and says he relishes the extra responsibility.
The 25-year-old exclusively told Saracens.com: "I've always enjoyed goal-kicking, so it's nice to have that responsibility on the field. It's nice to have a bit more of a leadership role as well; so I'm definitely enjoying that extra responsibility and hopefully I keep kicking well."
The Men in Black now sit a point clear of Exeter following their good run of form and travel to Devon to face the Chiefs on March 3rd and Spencer said that it's important to focus on each game in isolation, saying:
"We've just got to keep thinking about every game as it comes and not getting too far ahead of ourselves. We should take real pride in our performances the last two weeks, Sale is a tough place to go and Newcastle have been on great form this year.
"The last two weeks have been brilliant but we also can't take for granted that it's going to happen every week. We've got to get our heads down this week and know we're up against a huge Leicester team at the weekend which will be a really tough battle."