Search

Rugby Union: Nick Isiekwe wants Saracens to maintain defensive delights against Worcester Warriors in Aviva Premiership

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 December 2017

A young fan receives a Christmas present from Saracens' Nick Isiekwe (pic: Nigel French/PA)

A young fan receives a Christmas present from Saracens' Nick Isiekwe (pic: Nigel French/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Sarries host Warriors in final game of 2017 on Saturday

Saracens' Jamie George scores his side's second try at Leicester Tigers (pic: Nigel French/PA)Saracens' Jamie George scores his side's second try at Leicester Tigers (pic: Nigel French/PA)

Nick Isiekwe is keen for another good defensive display from Saracens when they host Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.

Sarries impressed in defence last weekend as they restricted a talented Leicester Tigers side to just two tries in a 29-17 win at Welford Road.

Despite languishing near the foot of the table, Worcester certainly have players capable of causing Mark McCall’s men problems this weekend.

But lock Isiekwe believes another strong defensive display from the north Londoners will give them the platform from which they can down Warriors on Saturday.

“All the boys had spoken about it all week before the Leicester game, that defence is what we pride ourselves on,” the 19-year-old England international told the club website.

“We wanted to go to Leicester and put a real good defensive display on. The boys did that and of course there are things to work on, but it was outstanding at Leicester.

“We’ll look back in training, see where we need to improve and roll on to the next game.”

The win at Leicester last weekend saw Saracens finally snap a seven-game losing streak in all competitions which was their worst run of form for 15 years.

Jamie George crossed the whitewash in the first half after the north Londoners had earlier been awarded a penalty try in the win, while stand-in skipper Owen Farrell kicked the other 17 points.

Victory saw the Allianz Park outfit move back up to second in the table, though 10 points split them from leaders Exeter.

And Isiekwe was pleased with the determination of the team pick up a win and finally end their rotten run of form.

“It was one of those games where we had to grind the win out. It’s felt like over the past couple of weeks, that kind of performances has been brewing,” he added.

“It wasn’t pretty, but the boys dug in deep and we’re happy to get the win, as well as with the performance.”

The clash at home to Worcester will be the final game of the calendar year for Saracens, who begin 2018 with a trip to title challengers Wasps on January 7.

But with one final game to come before the New Year, Sarries will hope to cap a memorable 2017 in style with a victory at home to Warriors come Saturday.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Yesterday, 12:59

Emile Smith-Rowe has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette newspaper after he made his Arsenal debut at the Emirates against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday. Read on for what he told Layth Yousif.

Fri, 18:11

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan was pleased to see his side complete their 117-run win over Derbyshire at Lord’s on Friday.

Fri, 16:26

Tim Murtagh finished with 4-55 as Middlesex ran through the Derbyshire batting to secure a 117-run victory in their final home County Championship match of the season at Lord’s.

Fri, 15:49

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to draw fans back to the Emirates for Europa League matches after a low turnout for the Gunners’ 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

Fri, 15:03

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hailed midfielder Lucas Torreira after the Gunners’ 4-2 Europa League victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

Fri, 15:00

Members of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have helped raise £75,000 for Prostate Cancer UK over the last three years

Fri, 15:00

England lock impressed for Sarries in victory at Northampton Saints last weekend

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now