Charlie Hodgson’s 23 points and Richard Wigglesworth’s try gave Sarries a five-point lead to defend but in-form Gloucester piled on the late pressure. They were awarded three scrums a few metres from the Sarries try-line but the hosts bulldozed the visitors, and McCall believes Auterac, who has just turned 20, must take the plaudits.
“The team showed a lot of character,” he said. “We brought on Nick, who hasn’t much Premiership experience, but that last scrum was amazing. He’s a really talented kid who’s come through our academy. Nick is going to be the future.”
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