McCall pushes Barritt for England

Date published: October 11 2014

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Saracens boss Mark McCall has backed Brad Barritt to resecure the England number 12 shirt after another good performance.

Saracens boss Mark McCall has backed Brad Barritt to resecure the England number 12 shirt after another good performance.

Barritt was in flying form on his return in the 28-21 win over Gloucester at Allianz Park.

His last appearance for England came in the Six Nations win over Scotland back in February this year, having won 18 caps since his debut in 2012.

Dismissing the perception that Barritt is merely an excellent defender, McCall stated that Barritt would be in his Test side ‘every day of the week.’

“People underestimate Brad,” said McCall.

“They think he’s a ‘one-trick pony’, that he can only defend. And he defended brilliantly today, but there’s much more to his game and also his presence on the pitch.

“Without question, he’s the most competitive person that I’ve come across and he leads by example.

“I would have him on my international team every day of the week and I think there are a lot of people who would agree with that.”

Saracens win moves them up to second place, with Bath facing Wasps on Sunday.

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