Even after having clear wins against Leicester Tigers, Saracens seems unhappy. The reason for their frustration is an unfortunate loss of bonus points.
In the first half of the match Saracens played really well and showcased their extraordinary performance. Maro Itoje and George Kruis both were sidelined because of injury and new order line was created. In the absence of these two key players, Mike Rhodes comes in number 4 and he partnered with Jim Hamilton. Mike Rhodes, use to play at flanker.
The team made a good start and finished the game with astonishing score. In the second half of the game, the team struggled and for nearly 15-20 they just defend themselves. Though, entire team finished at a decent score of 24-3 but because of being sloppy in the second half they couldn’t manage to get bonus points.
Speaking about the performance of Saracens, McCall said, “I really appreciate the performance of the team. They did wonder in such scrum time.” “However, the team could have performed better and not able to bonus point is some kind of frustration coming in, he added.”
Giving the credit of win to Michael Rhodes, McCall said “he did an extraordinary job; going from back row to the second row is not an easy work. But, Rhodes proved his credibility when it was needed”.
The team has a good start and was in form and the chances of getting the bonus point were almost with them. Not able to score it at coming so close to it is a disappointment. The team of Saracen is taking this point positively to improve their performance in coming matches. Saracens are known for their best games and they take every happening within the game as a lesson. Not able to secure bonus point, even after playing well is both lesson and disappointment to them.