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.”