Saracens - Tompkins eyes improvements despite commanding victory

Sep 30, 2018

Tompkins eyes improvements despite commanding victory


Nick Tompkins believes Saracens can still improve despite maintaining their perfect start in the Gallagher Premiership with a 50-27 victory over Bath at Allianz Park.

The 23-year-old was introduced to the action as a first half replacement and grabbed the Men in Black’s fourth try in their fifth bonus-point win of the season.

Sarries led by six points at the break before running riot with a further four scores in the second period and Tompkins says the team need to produce the same level of performance across the 80 rather than receive a ‘little rocket’ at half-time.

“The result is what matters and to get as many points as we did against a good side was pleasing,” he said.

“It was actually quite a frustrating game. We don’t want to take a little rocket to kick us into shape.

“We put a bit more pressure on ourselves to be a bit more active in attack (in the second half), to get ourselves in shape, to give ourselves more opportunities and be a live to it.

“If we’re honest with ourselves we were a bit off it in the first half and not alive enough so that was a big fix up there; defensively we wanted to get off the line and put them under pressure.

“I think we achieved that in the second half, it was a little inconsistent, but we achieved it nonetheless so I’m happy. There were definitely a lot of positives to take and if we do those things right next week we’ll improve on this.”

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