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Saracens fan Ben Ireland believes three wins prove Saracens benefiting from wealth of tactical options
The season has started with three convincing bonus-point wins, so if you account for a bit of early season rustiness, that seems pretty impressive.
Maybe we'll even lose the 'boring' tag at this rate.
In truth though, in all three matches Sarries have been completely in control in the physical exchanges. Against Gloucester (admittedly down a man in the forwards), the scrum and the rolling maul were at points laughably dominant - leading directly to two tries.
Matt Stevens has been imperious at the breakdown, Ali Hargreaves and Jacques Burger (back to his barnstorming best, even when running on one leg) have been bone-crunching in defence, and the lineout has been unassailable.
But perhaps most encouraging of all has been the ball-carrying game in the pack.
The variety has been particularly promising, even if it has led to frustrating errors so far: the scrum-half takes a few steps from the ruck, and then chooses one of several runners coming at all different angles.
There is also the option of a pivot at first receiver (either Brits or Borthwick), or using one of the centres on a hard line against the drift defence (and the sad injury to Brad Barritt does at least give an opportunity to the exciting combination of Tomkins and Duncan Taylor).
And, when all else fails, we can just give it to Billy Vunipola and watch him roll.
On top of this varied and promising power game, there have been glimpses of a more expansive style.
David Strettle has been in sparkling form and Chris Wyles has looked assured and dangerous at the back.
I'm also convinced that Joel Tomkins has so much more to show; the line for his first try against Gloucester, and his sublime long pass for Strettle's first, were skills that could unlock any Premiership defence. It was a shame he wasn't fit for Bath.
The good news is that there is more to come for Sarries. Alex Goode's return will give Farrell another distributing option on the gain line.
Strettle and Ashton will get better at latching onto half-breaks and converting them into tries.
Kelly Brown and Will Fraser coming into the back row will enable quicker and tidier ruck ball than we have currently.
As ever time will tell, but all three games so far have shown the strength in depth and the different tactical dimensions Saracens have at their disposal this season.
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