Harlequins v Saracens: Mark McCall delight at Sarries win

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall

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Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall admitted he was satisfied with his side’s 22-12 win over Harlequins.

The victory maintained the London side’s 100 percent record this season in the Aviva Premiership as Chris Ashton scored the only try of the match. Owen Farrell was the star man, kicking 17 points as Saracens made it four wins out of four for the 2013-14 campaign so far.

The win wasn’t straightforward though, with Harlequins leading by six points at the break. However, Saracens stepped up a gear in the second half to condemn their hosts to their second home defeat of the campaign.

Speaking after the victory, McCall said: “In many ways that was the most satisfying win we’ve had this season. Gloucester, Bath and Quins in a row was a tough ask, but it’s been the manner of the way we started – we’ve played some decent rugby along the way.

“We’ve got off to a flyer, but Northampton look incredibly impressive.

“It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you end. We just always want to be there or thereabouts and put ourselves in the frame for the top four, but we never look too far ahead.”

Saracens host London Wasps in their next encounter and will hope to extend their current four-point lead over Northampton Saints at the top of the Aviva Premiership table.

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