Saracens - Saracens beat Leicester - Player Reaction

Apr 12, 2015

Saracens beat Leicester - Player Reaction

Saracens beat Leicester Tigers 22-6 at Allianz Park on Saturday, in round 19 of the Aviva Premiership.

In their seventh win in a row, Saracens scored three tries to defeat a resurgent Tigers outfit who went into the game on a five game winning streak.

Here’s how some of the Saracens players reacted to the win.

George Kruis (who was voted Man of the Match in an online fans poll)

[caption id="attachment_40426" align="alignnone" width="560"]Saracens v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership Kruis produced an all-action display throughout his 80 minute display[/caption]

“In the first half we let them (Leicester) run a bit too much. They’re big physical guys, and we didn’t tackle them low enough. We came in at half-time and that was one of our big focuses, to improve in that area and we defended brilliantly after the break.

“When you’re upset about not registering a bonus point against a team as good as Leicester then it’s a great sign. We’re very happy with the win and we can take even more momentum into next week against Clermont."

Brad Barritt on his return to action

“It’s great to be back playing, and back at Allianz Park playing in front of our home crowd with all the support behind us. It was a tale of two halves, we had the wind against us in that first forty minutes but we held in there really well. We got some huge motivation and energy from that first try and in the second half we played some great rugby. It’s a great way to build into next week."

Charlie Hodgson on the race for the play-offs

[caption id="attachment_40427" align="alignnone" width="560"]Saracens v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership Hodgson played a key role in Saracens' 22-6 win[/caption]

"It’s a very important win for us. We only have a few more games to go this season, and with Leciester pushing for a top four place today was really important result, and one we had to get. That second half, the lengths and periods we had to defend for was brilliant. The lads really dug deep."

BT Sport Man of the Match Billy Vunipola on the 22-6 win

“Today was down to a real team effort. I think everyone saw that at the end, with the way we defended despite leading by three tries. We pride ourselves on that and it was good that we came away with win. A bit disappointed not to get the bonus point, but look, Leicester are a great team so we’ll take the win."

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