McCall: Lots more to come from Saracens

PUBLISHED: 18:39 30 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:39 30 December 2017

Saracens' Nathan Earle makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match against Worcester at Allianz Park (pic Paul Harding/PA)

Saracens' Nathan Earle makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match against Worcester at Allianz Park (pic Paul Harding/PA)

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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall insists there is more to come from his side despite a six-try home success over Worcester at Allian Park.

A 46-31 win ended a run of three defeats at home, with Jackson Wray and Nathan Earle both crossing twice in the second half after the first period ended all square at 17-17.

Ben Spencer and Sean Maitland had got the Saracens’ first-half scores while there was a ninth league try of the season for Warriors’ wing Josh Adams.

Saracens moved up to second in the Aviva Premiership table with the victory and McCall said: “We need to be more consistent during games and from game to game, we know there’s a level we can go to, we’ve seen it but we need to be there more often.

“Overall, we’re disappointed with how we played. It was a very patchy performance but there was a period in the second half from 50 to 75 minutes when we played outstandingly well.

“There were brilliant passages, some proper rugby, but there were too many passages where it wasn’t like that.

“When it was good we had intensity, intent and were physical but we lacked those qualities in the first half.- I thought we were completely off the boil in the first half.

“It needed to go up across the squad and in fairness it did for 25 to 30 minutes of that second half and it encapsulates our season to a degree.

“We’ve been magnificent at times this season, had some performances which were top level and some that haven’t been.”

The Warriors left with a try bonus point as Jamie Shillcock crossed with the final play to add to scores from David Denton, Sam Lewis and Adams.

The winger has scored in his last six games for Worcester and director of rugby Alan Solomons is confident he can step up to international rugby.

He said: “He (Adams) is a really good rugby player, an extremely dangerous broken-field runner. He’s very dangerous, Wales tend to produce those players, those backs, it must be their genetics.

“I don’t know (if he’ll get called up) all I would say is he’s a class player and certainly capable of playing international rugby.

“He’s grown in confidence, that I can see, when I first came people said he would hesitate before going for the line. At the moment he knows where the line is, for sure.”


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