Ben Spencer urged Saracens to maintain their run of blazing form as they hunt a sixth consecutive Premiership win against Leicester this Sunday.

The scrum-half has enjoyed kicking responsibilities on top of a place in the Sarries starting line-up of late, as Richard Wigglesworth and Owen Farrell are on international duty with England.

Spencer kicked points in the last two Premiership games, victories over Sale and Newcastle, and is enjoying the extra responsibility.

"I've always enjoyed goal-kicking, so it's nice to have that responsibility on the field,” he said.

“It's nice to have a bit more of a leadership role as well. I'm definitely enjoying that extra responsibility and hopefully I keep kicking well.

“We should take real pride in our performances the last two weeks, Sale is a tough place to go and Newcastle have been on great form this year.

"The last two weeks have been brilliant but we also can't take for granted that it's going to happen every week.

“We've got to get our heads down this week and know we're up against a huge Leicester team at the weekend which will be a really tough battle."

Sarries last faced Leicester on Christmas Eve, where a 29-17 victory kicked off their current run of form.

Spencer, who started that game, emphasised the importance of maintaining those high standards and taking one match at a time – with Saracens’ next challenge after this weekend a trip to title rivals Exeter Chiefs on March 3, a team they currently lead by just one point.

“Since the international boys went away I think we had a challenge amongst the group here to have a togetherness and not letting the standard drop,” added Spencer.

“We want to make the lads who are away want to come back to play.

"We put a massive emphasis at the start of this block on really pushing that standard and I think our togetherness in the Newcastle and Sale games was outstanding.

"Obviously now we've got two huge weeks ahead of us and two huge tests against Leicester and Exeter. Nothing's changed drastically but we're going to keep our heads down and working even harder than we did before.

"We've just got to keep thinking about every game as it comes and not get too far ahead of ourselves. “