December 5 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Owen Farrell insists Saracens will learn from their mistakes in Connacht last week as they prepare to battle four-time Heineken Cup kings Toulouse on Friday night at Wembley.
Sarries scraped a 23-17 victory in Galway, despite starting their opening European game in blistering fashion.
They rattled in two converted scores from Chris Wyles and Chris Ashton inside the first 15 minutes but were pegged back to 17-17 at half time.
The England fly-half’s two second period penalties were the only points gathered after the break as the Hendon outfit failed to find a way to the whitewash and then spent some nervous minutes, defending their own line at the death.
“I think we will learn from our mistakes, the effort and fight was definitely there and perhaps that’s the most important thing,” Farrell told Sky Sports.
“We just need to have a look in the week now and make sure we’re fully prepared and good to go against Toulouse.
“The fight we showed [at Connacht] was brilliant; particularly at the end when we were defending on our own line for a long period at the end of the game.
“I think we perhaps got our gameplan a little wrong in the first half and found ourselves pinned back but you can’t fault the effort the lads showed.
“It’s always difficult to go away from home, particularly at this ground [Connacht’s Sportsground stadium] - we’ve had a great start to the season, we’ve been very good at the Allianz but we got through this test.”