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Saracens' Heineken Cup win over Munster delights Mark McCall

Last updated: 17th December 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Saracens' Heineken Cup win over Munster delights Mark McCall

Brad Barritt of Saracens steps inside Conor Murray of Munster

We played some really good stuff in attack and dug in when we needed to.

Mark McCall
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Saracens boss Mark McCall paid tribute to his side after they claimed a crucial 19-13 Heineken Cup victory over Munster at Vicarage Road.

Owen Farrell booted 14 points and David Strettle dived over for the home side's only try to put Sarries two points clear at the top of the Pool One table.

"Hopefully this was a bit of a coming of age for us but after four games you want to control your destiny," McCall said.

"We have to go to Racing Metro and potentially there are more twists and turns to come in this group.

"We played some really good stuff in attack and dug in when we needed to. Our performance had a bit of everything and we showed real character.

"We certainly improved from last week. Our lineout had a 100% success rate and we got on top in the scrum in the last 20 minutes."

Last season's beaten finalists Munster are now third in the table, three points adrift of the top, but boss Rob Penney believes they will still progress to the quarter-finals.

"We have still 10 points to play for and who knows what will happen," he said.

"I am very optimistic that this group of players can turn this around as they are hugely talented."

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European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday 5th December
European Rugby Champions Cup
19:45Montpellier vs Bath
Saturday 6th December
13:00Sale vs Saracens
17:30Munster vs Clermont Auvergne
19:45Ulster vs Scarlets
13:00Benetton Treviso vs Northampton
15:15Ospreys vs Racing Metro 92
Sunday 7th December
13:00Castres vs Wasps
15:15Harlequins vs Leinster
17:30Leicester vs Toulon
15:15Toulouse vs Glasgow
Friday 12th December
19:45Bath vs Montpellier
Saturday 13th December
17:15Saracens vs Sale
19:45Leinster vs Harlequins
15:15Toulon vs Leicester
13:00Glasgow vs Toulouse
15:15Northampton vs Benetton Treviso
17:15Racing Metro 92 vs Ospreys
Sunday 14th December
15:15Clermont Auvergne vs Munster
13:00Wasps vs Castres
17:15Scarlets vs Ulster
Saturday 17th January
TBCSaracens vs Munster
TBCSale vs Clermont Auvergne
TBCHarlequins vs Wasps
TBCLeinster vs Castres
TBCLeicester vs Scarlets

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