Saracens - McCall praises Saracens' Champions Cup success

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.”

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