Nov 16, 2014
Wigglesworth bemoans second half display
Richard Wigglesworth believes Saracens second-half performance wasn’t up to scratch as they drew 21-21 away to Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership.
The 31-year-old scrum-half produced a composed performance of tactical kicking alongside half-back partner Charlie Hodgson in dreadful conditions at Welford Road as Saracens were controversially denied a win by a last minute contentious penalty decision. Wigglesworth though refused to dwell on the last minute call, and challenged Saracens to improve their discipline as they head into an important clash against rivals Northampton Saints next weekend.
Speaking after the game, Wigglesworth said; “Our discipline in the second half just wasn’t good enough. There is disappointment from a poor call at the end from the touch judge, but that’s rugby.
“We controlled the game in those conditions better in the first half than we did in the second. We let them back into our territory a little too easy after the break, but it was never going to be easy playing here, and playing in conditions like today."
He added; “If you come away from Welford Road with a draw and feel disappointed, then it shows the signs that you are a good team. It’s onto next week now, and it’s a huge game for us on Sunday against Saints.”