- Saracens boss Mark McCall insisted his side still wanted to finish top of the English Premiership standings even though it's only a matter of pride. Reigning English and European champions Saracens won 29-18 at home to Sale but slipped to third after Exeter beat Newcastle with a bonus point success. Wasps, who play Gloucester on Sunday, remain top. Finishing first in the regular season carries no significant prize as the title is decided by the top four sides contesting two play-off semi-finals, with the winners going on to the Premiership final at Twickenham. But former Ireland international McCall said: "If you finish top, it's a feather in the cap for the squad. It means you have been the most consistent team over 22 games."