Saracens boss Mark McCall has faith in youth

Jamie George
Saracens academy product Jamie George, 20, started in the absence of regular hooker Schalk Brits who was missing through injury

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has pointed towards the potential of the club's youngsters, following Saturday's 25-50 win at Leicester.

Six of the Sarries line-up that secured the victory, a record home Premiership defeat for Tigers, were 24 or younger.

"We're chuffed with the youngsters. It's very encouraging for the future," McCall told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"For them to come and experience Welford Road, a partisan crowd, and play they way they did is pleasing."

Two of those youngsters, Jamie George and Owen Farrell, scored tries for the Premiership champions, while 20-year-old Farrell added a conversion and a penalty to his tally.

But it was experienced fly-half Charlie Hodgson who led the way, scoring 20 of his side's points, to secure a third straight win at Welford Road.

"We said everybody needs time to settle into a new club," McCall said of the 30-year-old.

"Charlie didn't have the benefit of a pre-season, I thought he was magnificent, showed class, class, class all the way through."

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