Nils Mordt will captain Saracens tonight against London Wasps at Adam Park in the LV=Cup, and the 29 year-old says he is ‘privileged’ to have been handed the responsibility of leading out the team.
“It’s great to captain the side” said Mordt.
“For me the opportunity to captain at a club like Saracens is a real privilege. On Friday I’ll be out there with some great players so it really does mean a lot to be asked to lead out the team”.
He added; “I love doing it (captaining the side) and I have enjoyed the responsibility over the last few seasons when I’ve been asked to do it – hopefully I’ll have a few more opportunities to so in the future.”
Mordt captains a side that has made ten changes to the team that thrashed Newcastle Falcons last Sunday, and the former England Sevens international believes that the players coming into the team on Friday have a great chance to stake their claim for a starting berth in the future.
“I wouldn’t necessarily think that any of the players involved this weekend have anything to prove” stated Mordt.
“I think the boys who maybe wouldn’t be getting the opportunity to play every weekend are going to be extremely hungry and raring to go come Friday.
“As our squad stands I think that everyone is proving their worth in their performances when they are called upon, and that is a great strength of ours. The LV=Cup gives us an opportunity to play two games in a row and really push the guys who maybe in front of them for a starting berth in the Premiership and Heineken Cup.
He added; “We have a great blend in the team. For the youngsters involved it’s very exciting for them and everyone associated with the club. We have a whole bunch of talent coming out of the academy and a few of them that are on show either this weekend or next Sunday could really set the world alight”.