Praise has been heaped upon Theo McFarland following his man-of-the-match display against Leicester Tigers.
Few will have known of the Samoan international when Saracens announced his signing back in August 2021 but the blindside flanker has quickly established himself in the Saracens pack.
Speaking after the match Ugo Moyne spoke highly of the flanker saying that 'his value to Saracens is absolutely irreplaceable' while also reserving praise for Saracens' head of recruitment Nick Kennedy for finding him.
"His value to @Saracens is irreplaceable. He seems to be an absolute world-beater."— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 1, 2022
You get the feeling we're going to talk a lot this season about @TheoMcFarland06.#GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/VrMlNxn51G
Week after week, @TheoMcFarland06 impresses.— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 1, 2022
A statement victory from @Saracens against last season's champions, with this man at the centre.
Your #GallagherPrem Player of the Match... pic.twitter.com/siFHOEbGe8
McFarland's stats against Leicester Tigers
3 Missed tackles
1 Turnover won
2 Defenders beaten
36 Running metres
McFarland is quickly becoming a fan favourite at Saracens with fans signing 'THEO' after he muscled his way over the line for a well-deserved try.
He also earned praise from a Saracens legend with Jacques Burger tweeting 'Theo McFarland is some player.'
Theo McFarland is some player💪@premrugby— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) October 2, 2022
One fan on Twitter added that McFarland 'might be the bargain of the century'.
The praise on Twitter came from all over with fans, journalists, ex-professionals and coaches commenting on his performance.
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Theo McFarland’s handling and lineout delivery rightly being lauded on BT Sport - it’s phenomenal - but he’s not the first Saracen to possess such powers. Tony Diprose was taking and giving lineouts one-handed in the black-and-white days!— David Flatman (@davidflatman) October 1, 2022
…Theo McFarland is a serious Lineout operator 👏🏻…having some game here 🔥— Mike Friday (@MikeFriday09) October 1, 2022
Theo McFarland is a perfect example of why having a multisport background can elevate your game. His handling is simply sensational. What a player. 🏀— Owain Jones (@OwainJTJones) October 1, 2022
Which Tier 1 test sides is Theo McFarland not in the match 23 for?— Thala Msutu (@ThalaMsutu77) October 1, 2022
Saracens quietly murdering Leicester at the Stonex. Theo McFarland looks an unbelievable player.— Oliver Brett (@Oliver___Brett) October 1, 2022
Theo McFarland should be a Harlem Globetrotter #SARvLEI— Ben Camm-Jones (@bcammjones) October 1, 2022
Basketball player turned rugby player doing unreal things. Love it. https://t.co/okBAkPEptU— Joe Harvey (@joeharvey34) October 1, 2022
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