Saracens Rugby Union boss Brendan Venter has praised Steve Borthwick and new winger David Strettle and believes that they can prove decisive in the season. The pair rose from the bench to spark a Sarries victory on Sunday with the score tied at 13-13 against Sale.

Venter told BBC Three Counties Radio: “Brilliant, he [Strettle] was very good, excellent out there. “He’s just world class, but so is Steve Borthwick. He made a massive difference when he came on the field.”