Sara­cens tune up for Le­in­ster by crush­ing Ir­ish in mis­match

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport | Rugby Union - By Daniel Schofield

on Sept 19, it served its pur­pose for Sara­cens, who used their driv­ing maul to rack up four tries, two of which were scored by Eng­land hooker Jamie Ge­orge, in what seemed a pre­planned tac­tic.

“It was a bit patchy from us,” Mark Mc­Call, Sara­cens’ di­rec­tor of rugby, said. “We didn’t sus­tain the good things we did for long enough. I thought we were dif­fi­cult to play against in the sec­ond half, which is what we want to be. We’re not quite where we need to be, but in­di­vid­u­als are play­ing well.”

For Ir­ish, the game ex­posed a few of their bright young things, es­pe­cially dy­namic flankers Jack Cooke and Isaac Cur­tis-Har­ris, to the

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