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Saracens' Mark McCall hails Owen Farrell & Sam Stanley

Owen Farrell
Farrell kicked seven points for Saracens against Bath

Saracens head coach Mark McCall has heaped praise on young duo Owen Farrell and Sam Stanley for their part in the comeback against Bath on Sunday.

The 19-year-olds helped inspire Sarries to a 17-13 win after trailing 13-3.

McCall told BBC Three Counties Radio: "All of a sudden you've got two youngsters together at 10 and 12 against some experienced players.

"But these two stepped up and relished the opportunity, they played wonderfully well."

Farrell, making his fourth appearance of the season, kicked two conversions and a penalty while filling in at fly-half.

"To play at 18 or 19 in the Premiership is difficult enough," added McCall.

"To then play it at fly-half and have to take all the big responsibilities that playing there brings with it and to be surrounded by young players as well - I thought he was magnificent."

Centre Stanley replaced Adam Powell after he had to go off with an injury following a challenge from Bath's Nick Abendanon.

It leaves Saracens thin on the ground ahead of Saturday's trip to Gloucester.

"Our resources are pretty stretched at he moment, we don't know if Brad Barritt will be available, it's unlikely Alex Goode will be available," McCall said.

"Adam looks like a shoulder injury, but I'm certain he won't be available for the next couple of games."

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see also
Bath 13-17 Saracens
21 Nov 10 |  English
Farrell joined at Saracens by son
08 Jan 08 |  Saracens
Saracens and Blues in player link
20 Jul 10 |  Saracens

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