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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."

Forthcoming European Rugby Champions Cup Fixtures
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European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday 17th October
European Rugby Champions Cup
19:45Harlequins vs Castres
Saturday 18th October
13:00Sale vs Munster
15:15Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne
19:45Leicester vs Ulster
15:15Glasgow vs Bath
17:15Racing Metro 92 vs Northampton
Sunday 19th October
17:15Leinster vs Wasps
15:15Toulon vs Scarlets
13:00Toulouse vs Montpellier
13:00Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso
Friday 24th October
19:45Munster vs Saracens
Saturday 25th October
13:00Ulster vs Toulon
19:45Scarlets vs Leicester
15:15Bath vs Toulouse
17:15Montpellier vs Glasgow
17:15Northampton vs Ospreys
Sunday 26th October
13:00Clermont Auvergne vs Sale
15:00Castres vs Leinster
17:15Wasps vs Harlequins
17:15Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92
Saturday 6th December
TBCMunster vs Clermont Auvergne
TBCSale vs Saracens
TBCCastres vs Wasps
TBCHarlequins vs Leinster
TBCUlster vs Scarlets

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