Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has admitted that the English club have been “hit and miss” of late, despite four consecutive Heineken Champions Cup victories this season. 

The most recent win came against Cardiff Blues last weekend, when, like Round 3, the two-time Champions Cup winners had to come from behind at half-time to eventually defeat the Welsh region 26-14. 

That result leaves Saracens top of Pool 3 with 18 points, but the 27-year-old – who has racked up over 700 points in the European Cup – insisted that his side are yet to put in a complete performance in the competition. 

“It was a great result; obviously, any away win in Europe is,” Farrell told the Saracens website. “It was well ground out, but performance-wise, it was a bit hit and miss really. 

“Over the past two weeks we’ve probably not done as well as we could have done in the first halves of games but have come out in the second half and bucked our ideas up a bit. 

“We took it up a notch in the second half in terms of intensity, getting after them and putting them under pressure, but we want to do that from the off. 

“We’ve won a few games now having not put out an 80-minute performance. We’ve seen it in glimpses, but it’s exciting to see where we can take it.”