Nov 3, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčVicarage Road
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Mark McCall happy with "complete" Saracens display

McCall happy with
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Mark McCall heaps praise on the returning Charlie Hodgson following Saracens' big win over Newcastle Falcons.

Mark McCall believes that his Saracens side put in a "complete" performance by thrashing Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

Sarries moved back to the top of the table thanks to a 40-3 victory over the Falcons at Allianz Park which saw them run in five tries, including one from the returning Charlie Hodgson.

"It was the complete performance today. We had to build some foundations in the first 20 minutes into a very strong wind but overall we are very pleased," McCall told reporters.

"A lot of things which weren't very good last week were very good today. Our set-piece was outstanding, our scrum was good and to keep them try-less was important as our defence last weekend wasn't great.

"[Hodgson] looked like he'd never been away. He hadn't played for two and a half months and to play that well was fantastic and showed what a class player he is."

Hodgson scored 18 points during the match to take himself to 2,222 overall at the top of the all-time Premiership points-scorers.

Chris Ashton of Saracens is challenged by Jean-Marc Doussain of Toulouse during the Heineken Cup pool three match between Saracens and Toulouse at Wembley Stadium on October 18, 2013
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