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McCall leaves Sixways satisfied

29th December 2013 10:18


SKY_MOBILE Mark McCall Saracens Aviva Prem

Leading the league: Mark McCall

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall left Sixways "very happy" after a 30-minute blitz secured a bonus point win over Worcester.

The league leaders had not won at the Warriors' fortress since 2009 but wasted little time on Saturday, scoring four tries in half an hour.

David Strettle, Schalk Brits, Alex Goode and Charlie Hodgson all went over as Saracens maintained their lead over Northampton at the top of the Aviva Premiership heading into the New Year.

"We scored four wonderful tries in the first 30 minutes and fought for each other in the second half. It is a very satisfying result for us," said McCall.

"We have struggled down at Sixways in the last four seasons and lost here, so to come and get a bonus-point win, we are really happy.

"The scoreline was unfortunate for Worcester as they fronted up but we were very clinical and took our chances.

"You see it often that you have the job done early, you have the bonus point in the bag, you have important games coming up and as much as you would like to sustain a performance for 80 minutes, sometimes it does not happen."

McCall was also pleased to see England international centre Brad Barritt make his comeback after a long time out with injury.

"It was great to get 30 minutes out of Brad and he will be likely to start against Gloucester next week," added McCall.

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