Owen Farrell must be able to return for an important fortnight in Saracens’ season within the second-tier with key video games of their promotion combat looming.
The England captain picked up a calf pressure and missed Sarries’ routine win over Bedford Blues, during which they scored eight tries together with two every for Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola making Championship debuts.
However boss Mark McCall is assured Farrell’s harm isn’t severe.
Saracens cruised to an emphatic 54-13 Championship victory over Bedford Blues on Sunday
Maro Itoje (pictured) and Billy Vunipola have been among the many strive scorers in eight-try victory
‘Hopefully he’ll be match subsequent week, if not the week after,’ mentioned the Saracens director of rugby.
‘It is his calf. It is actually minor.’
Sarries face the 2 prime groups in Championship within the coming fortnight with Doncaster Knights away subsequent after which Ealing Trailfinders after that.
Neither of these have misplaced but and Saracens can not afford to slide up or their dream of promotion again to the Premiership, having been relegated because of wage cap breaches, may very well be in severe jeopardy.
‘We have to win the subsequent sport,’ added McCall.
‘Doncaster are unbeaten within the competitors – so it is a sport we’ve to win – after which the subsequent week Ealing is strictly the identical in opposition to a group who’re completely flying within the league and have been collectively all season.
Sarries at the moment are third within the Championship with six common season matches left of the season
‘We should be get higher rapidly however I am positive we’ll.’
At residence in opposition to Bedford fly-half Manu Vunipola kicked 12 factors, changing six of the eight tries. Itoje had two, one from a close-range pick-and-go, the opposite a cost down he leapt on to attain.
Billy Vunipola additionally took a double, powerfully bashing over on the precise for his first and capitalising on a spilt ball after Saracens smashed Bedford’s scrum to items close to their opponents goal-line.
Scores from Aled Davies – assisted by Itoje – Andy Christie, Janco Venter and a penalty strive have been sufficient for a straightforward victory. Bedford scored as soon as by way of wing Pat Tapley, which Will Maisey transformed, after two Tommy Matthews penalties.
On his England males returning McCall mentioned: ‘They have been all good as we speak and it is good to have them again.’
Sarries at the moment are third within the Championship, which ends in a two-legged playoff remaining, with six common season matches left.