Saracens - Refreshed Ashton praises energised Saracens

Sep 29, 2013

Refreshed Ashton praises energised Saracens

After scoring his sides only try in their 12-22 win at The Stoop on Saturday Chris Ashton praised his sides energetic response, in a second half where Saracens scored 16 unanswered points to see of Harlequins.

"The energy in the team is just outstanding" said Ashton.

"You could see out there that it was tough; the wind out there was tough and if you were out in the middle you'd realise how strong it was".

He added "We knew that we did enough in the first half just to stay in the game and our energy in the second half just lifted. The forwards worked so hard today, and as a winger it’s a lot easier when your pack is going forward.

"It was a tight game which could have gone either way but we managed to come out on top, which is a very good sign."

Ashton received high praise form Saracens Director of Rugby for his all action performance against Bath in the previous Premiership fixture, and the England flyer continued his fine form with a well taken try in the second half.

"I’ll take them (tries) when they come" said Ashton.

"To be honest I’m just really enjoying playing at the minute, I had a break in the summer and I’ve come back and done a full preseason, which is something I’ve not done for four or five years.  I’m just really enjoying it, there was a point last year where I got pretty down about it so it’s good to be in such a great team here and pick up results like today's.

He added "We’re happy with the result today and hopefully we can continue that next week at Allianz Park against Wasps."

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