Rugby Union: Saracens have weekend off, but Dominic Day remains focussed on Aviva Premiership play-offs
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One win from final two league games would guarantee top-four finish for Sarries
Saracens can rest up this weekend with no Aviva Premiership game scheduled, but lock Dom Day says the club are fully focussed on securing their place in the play-offs when they return.
The north Londoners need just one win from their final two games of the regular season and return to action when they visit bottom-club London Irish on April 29.
The Allianz Park outfit head into their brief break from action off the back of a 41-6 mauling of Bath at home last Saturday, a result that kept them second in the table.
It was a result that saw Mark McCall’s men rack up a third straight league triumph, with momentum certainly behind Saracens.
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And Day is hopeful the north Londoners can maintain their form when they return to action later this month as they look to wrap up a play-off place as soon as possible.
“Bath are a good team and we had to go out there and give everything we had,” the Wales international told the club website.
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“It was a great performance and a great win for us and we’ll keep on rolling now.
“The boys are confident of a good run-in; hopefully we can build on the win and have a couple more good performances against Irish and Gloucester and we’ll have a home semi-final.
Saracens have the weekend off with the Aviva Premiership taking a scheduled break for the European Champions Cup semi-finals.
The north Londoners went out of the competition in the quarter-finals earlier this month, losing 30-19 to Leinster in Ireland.
Had they won on their trip to Dublin, Sarries would have had a final four tie against Welsh side Scarlets to look forward to this weekend.
Day admits the squad would rather have been preparing for a game this weekend than having some time off, but believes the break could help McCall’s men in the long run.
“Obviously we’d prefer to be in the semi of the Champions Cup, but the break gives us a chance to get away, have some downtime with the lads, have some fun and then really focus on getting to the Premiership final,” he added.
Day and his colleagues will hope the weekend off proves beneficial for Saracens in their Avivia Premiership quest.