Nov 08, 2013
Sanderson 'proud' after win at Wasps
Saracens coach was happy with his sides effort and resolve, after Saracens hung on to a 21-24 win away to Wasps ant Adams Park.
"I'm happy and proud of the effort out there tonight" said Sanderson.
"They have some dangerous players and they're a good side, they've played good teams and won in recent weeks so to come here and win by any margin is brilliant".
He added; "I think we were in control for that middle period, quite dominant and the game plan worked. With the conditions and the ball being slippy we wanted to play in the right areas and put pressure on their kickers and make them make the mistakes in their half, which we did.
"Then for a period at at the end the wheels fell off and I thought with the bonus point, 24-7 up, smoking a cigar, we were going to be alright then it suddenly could have gone either way towards the death. We slipped off a few tackles and we got a bit tight in our defence, our set piece didn't function to its normal level".
Sanderson also praised centre pairing Nick Tompkins and Tim Streather, who both on their Saracens debuts, made telling contributions during the game.
"There were some good debut performances, Tim Streather and Nick Tompkins to name two.
"Richard Barrington has come from Championship last year and has come in and performed well. Lots of encouraging stuff, there are a lot of things that need to be fixed, but what we don't need to fix is our work rate and energy. They kept on going until the end, if you've got that everything else comes easier".