Apr 02, 2018
McCall praises Saracens' Champions Cup success
Mark McCall praised his side for their achievements in the Champions Cup over the past couple of seasons following Saracens’ quarter-final exit at the hands of Leinster.
The Irish province scored three tries on their way to a 30-19 victory with Blair Cowan scoring one in reply for the Men in Black.
Sarries Director of Rugby McCall also applauded Leinster for their display in a gripping contest at the Aviva Stadium.
He said: “The team have been magnificent for two or three seasons now. To have won it twice is such an achievement – it’s hard enough to get out of your pool these days.
“They defended brilliantly and they hit us hard on the counter-attack. Their first try was a great try but I thought we responded to that pretty well.
“We spoke at half-time about how it was a really even game but we started the second half really poorly. They scored ten points, and we couldn’t catch them after that.
“It was a one-point game at half-time. In a game like this, to chase the game from 10-11 points behind, it’s very difficult against a defensive side as good as Leinster.”