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Saracens star Max Malins refused to be drawn on his dazzling individual display in his side’s 38-16 win over Worcester Warriors, with a strong end to the campaign the England international’s target.

Malins, 25, scored four tries as Sarries moved a step closer to sealing home advantage in this season’s playoff semi-finals.

But despite his fine solo performance, he is refusing to get roped into celebrating individual results with a domestic and European campaign to wrap up.

“You could say it was the perfect day. Everyone’s under no illusions how hard it is to come down here and get a good result,” he said.

“To get the five points is massive, there’s certainly bits in that performance we can improve, but we’ll take the five points.

“It’s certainly hard. We’re under no illusions how we need to keep building our performances before the back end of the season. We’ve got some two big weeks and hopefully two big weeks in Europe coming up. 

“We need to keep building on these performances and building as a squad so we can take real confidence into the latter stages of the competition.”

Focus for Saracens now switches to a European Challenge Cup semi-final against Gloucester this weekend.

The south west side are in good form and prevailed 25-24 when the two sides met in Gallagher Premiership Rugby action this season, with Malins predicting another tough contest.

He said: “It’s going to be a huge game, isn’t it? 

“They’re probably going to love that, Friday night down at Kingsholm. They’ll be in full voice, just had a great 64-0 win over Bath as well.”

“They’ll be riding high on confidence, so it’ll be a tough one. Hopefully we can get our processes right this week and go into Friday night confidently.”

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