Alistair Hargreaves has spoken of his excitement of succeeding his former Saracens second-row partner Steve Borthwick as Club captain.
The 28-year-old second-row forward, who joined Saracens in the summer of 2012, said: “The captaincy is a fantastic honour and it is a huge responsibility . I’m really looking forward to the challenge – we have a great bunch of players here, with lots of leaders.
“It’s a job I’m thoroughly looking forward to. We’ve got some great guys in the squad, some great characters, and it’s a lot of fun here – I can’t wait to crack on”.
Hargreaves added; “My approach is to just treat people well. I like dealing with people and forging and maintaining those personal relationships with people. That’s something that is very important to me, and something that I want to develop as time goes by.
“We have a philosophy that revolves around working hard and playing for each other, and we hope to get results if the back of that. At this stage of preseason though it is all about putting in the hard work, and then we can look further ahead”.