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Jackson Wray adamant in-form Saracens can still improve

Despite his side’s fine form, back-rower Jackson Wray considers it a blessing in disguise that he can still sense room for improvement at Saracens.

The 26-year-old and his teammates have already secured a top-four spot with three rounds of the Aviva Premiership Rugby regular season to go, as Saracens’ dream of winning a third successive title is still very much alive.

They are also in with a shout of defending the European Rugby Champions Cup, having reached the semi-finals of this year’s competition.

The Allianz Park men’s efforts to overhaul second-placed Exeter Chiefs and bag a home semi-final in next month’s play-offs continues in Round 20 as they take on Northampton Saints at Stadium:MK on Sunday.

If they do win their eventual semi-final, then a fourth consecutive Aviva Premiership Rugby Final appearance will follow on May 27, on what promises to be an unforgettable day at Twickenham .

Mark McCall’s side triumphed in another showpiece clash at Wembley Stadium last time out, defeating rivals Harlequins 40-19, but Wray reckons there are further heights that Saracens can reach between now and the end of the current campaign.

“I think that we’re into an important part of the season and the buzz around the place is really good but there’s a lot more work for us to do,” said Wray, whose team have won their last four Aviva Premiership Rugby assignments.

“We’ve been playing really well but I still don’t think that we’ve hit our best performances yet and there are some aspects and some areas that we can still improve on.

“There are little improvements that we could make but really, it’s just the consistency of certain things.

“There are still a few weeks to go and if continue to work hard, than we can get even better at those things – that’s got to be the aim.

“It’s good that’s there still room for us to improve, especially in such an important part of the season.

“I think that it’s a good thing.”

With play-off qualification already secured, Saracens might be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas as the regular season reaches its conclusion but Wray insists there is little danger of that.

“Everyone is still pushing hard and I think that a lot of people are doing that because they want to start games ahead of each other,” added the flanker.

“Every game is still so important for us and we’re not looking too far forward – that’s something you can’t do.”

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