Thu 4 Oct 2018 | 06:24

Saracens' fast start secret

Saracens' fast start secret
Thu 4 Oct 2018 | 06:24
Saracens' fast start secret
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EXCLUSIVE: Saracens tend to go through a slump during the international season in November and it with that in mind that they have focussed on making a fast start to their Premiership season.

Schalk Burger, who has played been a stalwart in that team, knows all too well about that slump as it occurred last season when most of their regular players were drafted into their respective national sides.

“We got off to the perfect start, we’ve got five bonus point wins under the belt out of five games, so it’s been a pretty good start for us. It’s the best start ever and in the league, I think it’s 11 in a row now where we have had a bonus point try scored. We are on a bit of a roll at the minute and long may it last,” Burger said.

“It’s part of our planning to get off to a fast start because we do lose quite a few players come the international season. Last season we had a bit of a wobble through December and January which probably put us on the back foot a bit for Europe – we weren’t playing that well at that stage – but then we got our things playing a bit better, got all our international players back for the Premiership which obviously worked in our favour.

“But that’s the time of the season where we battle the most, we tend to lose between eight and 11 players, depending on who gets selected. This year will be no different,” he added.

Listen to what Schalk Burger has to say about Saracens’ season and more below:

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