Mar 14, 2014
Streather impact praised by McCall
Mark McCall has praised Saracens centre Tim Streather’s performances for the club so far this season after the 25-year-old centre extended his contract with the club.
“Tim’s having a really good season,” said the Saracens Director of Rugby.
"It was always going to be a big adjustment for him coming from a situation where you were the number one pick and Championship player of the year to a Saracens team where there is competition for places.
"What has impressed me about Tim is that he’s got his head down and worked hard on his game despite the frustration of not playing week-in-week-out. When he’s played, he’s played very well."
Since joining in the summer of 2013, Streather has made 9 appearances for the club, vying for a starting centre berth alongside international such as Brad Barritt, Marcelo Bosch, Duncan Taylor, Joel Tomkins and Chris Wyles. In those appearances he made thirteen line breaks beating 16 defenders in the process, and McCall has been buoyed by the impact Streather has made in a Saracens jersey.
He said; "What we saw in Tim when watched his games over the last couple of years for Nottingham was something different – he makes things happen. I think he’s improved as a player since he’s been here; he’s a very good defender, works hard off the ball and in attack he’s electric".
McCall added; “There are a number of international centres at the club and Tim realises that he’s got to keep working to get ahead of these players. We are very confident of his abilities and we're pleased he has extended his stay here at Saracens".