Dave Kilcoyne: "They're definitely a superior side"

The prop praised the relentless pressure Saracens put Munster under

Dave Kilcoyne: "They're definitely a superior side"

Saracens's Mako Vunipola and Dave Kilcoyne of Munster. Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne says his side have no excuses for their loss and Saracens showed their class after a 26-10 win over Munster at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking afterwards to Off the Ball's Dave McIntyre, Kilcoyne said: "They're definitely a superior side. I don't think we can complain. They showed why they're world class and why they're double champions. I thought we did well for 45 minutes but then we didn't stick to the game plan we'd set out.

"That's more Sarries exerting pressure on us and we didn't react the way we should have - the way we talked about so we can definitely learn from this. Was it a step too far? I don't know but on the day it definitely was and they showed why they're 15 points better."

Munster's Niall Scannell applauds their supporters. Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Speaking about the defeat and how Munster will cope, the prop said: "They're definitely standard bearers. They're not double champions for no reason. I think they're a world class set-up there and they're quite a few years down the line with it.  

"I think this is our first year of a having a world class set-up in there at the moment. We had structures in place that if we had stuck to it could have been a different second half but again we've no complaints. Sarries stuck to their game plan. We did for 45 minutes but the pressure got to us and I think that was the difference. They didn't let pressure get to them when it counted."