Dec 22, 2013
Wilson praises forward effort
Try scorer Jack Wilson was delighted to get over the whitewash as Saracens defeated rivals Leicester Tigers 49-10 at Allianz Park.
New Zealand born Wilson kicked off the day’s proceedings when he dived in at the corner on 6 minutes. The score was the winger’s fourth try in as many starts for the club this season.
However, the former Bay of Plenty man was keen to praise the forward effort that helped set up the score.
“I just put my foot down and glad I got it. It was good to get a try in a big game like this but it came from a lot of good work from the forwards inside me and I suppose it’s a winger’s job to just finish them off - I think we need to pat the forwards on the back for the work they’ve done”.
The 24-year-old has impressed since being at the club and admitted that despite the enormity of the occasion he tried to keep his calm.
“I was just trying to think of it as another game and go out there and just do your stuff well, let the results come so I tried not to get too worked up for it. There is a great atmosphere here and it was an awesome run out. It was an awesome opportunity for me and I will keep pushing and see what happens.
“It was a really good result, the boys were pumped up for it. It is always a massive game against Leicester so you don’t need too much motivation during the week. It was an excellent result for us.”
Wilson was also keen to praise the Allianz Park surface for the part it played in the six-try spectacle.
“Its always good when it’s a wet weather day and the pitch comes in to its own a little bit and you’re not in the mud. It’s the same for both teams I suppose but there is no doubt it’s an advantage to us playing on it all the time. Its good to have a home stadium, a place you can call home. It is hopefully building in to a bit of a fortress.”