We learned from last week - Venter
Saracens rugby director Brendan Venter was delighted his team got back on track with a 28-13 victory over Sale on Sunday - and then claimed the defeat against London Irish last weekend provided the platform.
England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth kicked 13 points against his former club, while fellow home debutants Deon Carstens and David Strettle scored tries to go with an effort from hooker Schalk Brits. Sale replied with a David Seymour try and a conversion and two penalties from Nick MacLeod - all in the first half.
"At Twickenham last week, we found out the hard way that you have to produce your very best every week to be successful," said Venter. "Had we managed to win that despite playing poorly, we'd have thought we are better than we are. So I'm very pleased that all the boys gave everything in the heat and came away with a solid victory."
The South African reserved special praise for Noah Cato and Strettle.
"That was Noah Cato's best 40 minutes for the club," he added.
"He was always going to play 40 minutes and then make way for David Strettle, who showed again that he has brilliant feet, can catch high balls and finish superbly. Sometimes such talented players blow hot and cold, but he gave us a great 40 minutes, chased everything and scored a fine try.
"But then you get guys like Jacques Burger, who continues to amaze us week after week with his contributions. He gets up from every hit and just gets on with the game.
"We have some great back-row guys now but it's the way the game is going. You must have a squad you can rotate so you get away from the fact that there is too much rugby, and you won't win anything with a first XV and some support players."