Search

Rugby Union: Saracens prop Richard Barrington confident ahead of Sale Sharks trip in Aviva Premiership

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 February 2018

Ben Spencer scored two tries for Saracens in a 41-13 win at home to Sale Sharks in the Avivia Premiership in September (pic: Mark Kerton/PA)

Ben Spencer scored two tries for Saracens in a 41-13 win at home to Sale Sharks in the Avivia Premiership in September (pic: Mark Kerton/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

North Londoners head north in league on Friday

Saracens prop Richard Barrington (pic: Adam Davy/PA) Saracens prop Richard Barrington (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Prop Richard Barrington says Saracens can head to Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership on Friday full of confidence after successfully battling Newcastle Falcons and the conditions last Saturday.

The north Londoners marked five years since their first game at their Allianz Park home with a 25-3 success against Falcons.

Mark McCall’s men scored three tries in that game, with Barrington and Max Malins crossing the whitewash either side of a penalty try for the hosts.

Saracens narrowly missed out on a try bonus point that would have taken them to within a point of leaders Exeter Chiefs, but Barrington was still pleased to win nonetheless.

“It was good to get the win. Unfortunately we didn’t get the bonus point at the end, but we’ll take the win and bounce on to Sale on Friday,” the 28-year-old told the club website.

“The conditions were difficult against Newcastle so it probably wasn’t the most exciting game to watch in the second half. The result is done, so it’s off to Sale for our next job now.”

Fellow prop Juan Figallo was also delighted with the success Saracens recorder over Falcons, despite missing several players through international duty.

McCall’s men were able to beat Newcastle despite missing the likes of Richard Wigglesworth, Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, Jamies George, Maro Itoje and George Kruis, all of whom were playing for England in the Six Nations.

Despite having a notable lists of absentees, Sarries racked up a fourth straight win in the league, much to the delight of Figallo.

“I’m very pleased, more so with the first half because we did quite a good job then. In the second half, there were a few mistakes we need to sort out,” the 29-year-old told the club website.

“We continued in what we call the ‘bad circle’ and we should have turned that around earlier and finish the game in a good place.

“I’m pleased we won, it’s a big team we played and happy we got the result in the conditions.”

When Saracens hosted Sale back in September, a Ben Spencer brace and 16 points from the boot of Farrell helped the north Londoners to a 41-13 success.

A similar result this weekend could see McCall’s men take over at the top of the table from Exeter.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

59 minutes ago

Harry Kane dug England out of a hole and secured a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener.

18:00

World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst is excited about England’s chances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

18:00

Howard Hall, Lee Chappell, Sam Doolan and Dylan Kearney have all joined the Greens

The hitman scored over 30 times for the Coles Park club during the 2017/18 campaign

16:18

The overhaul at Arsenal continues with the club appointing Andy Woodman as head of academy goalkeeping.

The 24-year-old praised his Tottenham Hotspur manager ahead of England’s Group G opener with Tunisia

15:39

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews match one on day five of the tournament.

14:07

An Australian goalkeeping coach credited with the rise of highly-rated England U21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been headhunted from Newcastle to join the Per Mertesacker academy revolution.

PROMOTED CONTENT

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.

Wembley Sailing Club is hosting a Push the Boat Out event on Sunday May 20, where those interested in taking up the sport are invited to experience the club in action.

Preparing your child in advance for school will go a long way towards ensuring the very best start for your child.

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