Oct 18, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Vicarage Road

Mark McCall: 'Toulouse favourites in Pool 3'

McCall: 'Toulouse favourites in Pool 3'
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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits that it will be a difficult task to overhaul Toulouse and seal qualification from Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has said that Toulouse are now favourites to progress into the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup following last night's meeting at Wembley.

The French side battled back from 16-7 down to win 17-16 against the Aviva Premiership leaders, putting themselves top of Pool 3 by four points.

However, McCall has refused to concede defeat and is looking to December's double header with Italian outfit Zebre to get their challenge back on track.

"It's unbelievably disappointing to lose," he told Sky Sports News. "This result puts Toulouse in control of the group to a degree, but we still have a lot to play for.

"We must do the job when we have Zebre back to back in December. It was a really tight game.

"Toulouse are a very good team and we had to fight really hard in defence. For an hour we controlled them pretty well."

Sarries travel to Northampton in the Premiership next Saturday.

Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Bath at Allianz Park on September 22, 2013
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