Dec 22, 2017
Jackson Wray: "This Is A Big Step For Us To Go On And Get Better"
Jackson Wray has said that it is important that Saracens build on the foundations laid by last weekend’s Clermont performance.
Wray continues as Number 8 as Sarries face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Christmas Eve and says that he and his teammates are expecting a big challenge.
The 27-year-old said: “Leicester have been good this year, they’ve got some big guys and dangerous players out of the backs so they can be very dangerous; Welford Road is one of the toughest places to go in the league so we’re expecting a big challenge, up-front especially.
“It’s about backing up what we did last week in a lot of areas and building on some of the not-so-good areas so I’m sure if we do that then it will be a good performance.”
The back-rower also extolled the virtues of the Men in Black’s preparation and says that he is hoping to continue the good feeling as he and his Saracens teammates build to take on the eight-time Premiership champions.
He explained: “All of last week it was very much about us, what we wanted to focus on we took that into the weekend; we made it really simple and straight-forward so that we could commit to a plan and give it everything which I think we did.
“Obviously it didn’t quite go our way but a lot of what we did at the weekend was very good, the way we felt on the field and how we dealt with setbacks also felt good.”
The North Londoners are currently in third place in the Premiership heading into Round 11 and Wray says that he is hoping that Sarries get back on track, saying:
“In the last run of Premiership games we probably didn’t do ourselves justice in a lot of ways and for a few different reasons.”
He added: “We want to try and get back on track and more importantly get our performances going in the right direction, this is a big step for us to go on and get better.”