David Strettle underlines England credentials with quick-fire treble

Saracens star David Strettle reminds England's Stuart Lancaster of his talent with the fastest hat-trick in Premiership history

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England head coach Stuart Lancaster Photo: The Sport Review

David Strettle gave England head coach Stuart Lancaster a reminder of his finishing prowess on Sunday as he scored the fastest hat trick in English Premiership history.

The 29-year-old only featured once in this year’s Six Nations, coming off the replacements bench during the 38-18 victory over Scotland at Twickenham.

But on Sunday Strettle showed just why he remains in Lancaster’s plans with a 22-minute hat trick as league leaders Saracens dispatched Worcester 47-17 at Allianz Park.

Strettle’s heroics mean he has now registered eight Premiership tries this season, and is third on the top try-scorer charts behind fellow England hopefuls Tom Varndell and Christian Wade.

And while many believe Lancaster will turn to youth – in the absence of his British and Irish Lions stars – during the summer tour to Argentina, Saracens head coach Mark McCall believes Strettle is as good a finisher as anyone available to the England coach.

“It’s great to see David Strettle in the form that he’s in right now – his second try was as good a finish as you’ll see,” McCall said.

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