Charlie Hodgson can be better - Alex Sanderson

Charlie Hodgson
Hodgson kicked one conversion and two penalties against Worcester on Sunday

Saracens forwards coach Alex Sanderson says Charlie Hodgson showed only a glimmer of his full potential in Sunday's 18-6 win over Worcester.

The 30-year-old fly-half kicked eight points on his home debut for Sarries.

"I think it went well, he can still get a lot better, we know that and Charlie knows that," Sanderson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"But it's important for him to start the game, get the ball in his hands and get confident."

Hodgson, a summer signing from Sale, now has 14 points from three games this season, taking his Premiership career haul to 1,767, the highest by any player.

Sanderson, a former team-mate of Hodgson's at Sale, believes the 36-time capped England international is showing signs of his potential in a Saracens shirt.

"He made a half-break in the second half and he almost came alive, that's the Charlie we all hoped for coming to Saracens," he said.

"He went really well, but there's so much more to come from him."

Sanderson was full of praise for winger David Strettle, who crossed the line impressively with a second-half try.

"Strets has got gas and speed that a lot of other players don't have. If you give him half a metre close to the touchline he's going to finish those every day," he added.

Meanwhile, the club have said a knock taken by Schalk Brits is not as bad as first feared.

The hooker was taken off in a neck brace following a collision, but director of rugby Mark McCall said he was only suffering from a "stiff neck".

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