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Mar 29, 2015

Saracens beat Quins - Reaction


Saracens beat Harlequins 42-14 in front of world record crowd at Wembely Stadium in a stunning all-action display.

Mark McCall's side ran in five tries in the Derby Day win, with winger Chris Ashton and centre Chris Wyles bagging a brace of tries and in-form number eight Billy Vunipola crashing over to score in the final minutes.

Here, we take a look at how the Saracens players reacted to a fine day at the office in north London.

Centurion Charlie Hodgson on making his 100th appearance for Saracens in the week he welcomed twin boys into the Hodgson household

“It’s an amazing win. It’s been a pretty emotional week for me and I’m delighted to be back out playing once again and get the win. The effort from the boys today was fantastic. We couldn’t ask for anything else.

"There’s no better place to get make your 100th appearance for the club than Wembley Stadium. It’s been a special week. It’s been different, it’s been a rollercoaster, it’s been exhausting - it’s been a lot of things. I’m thankful to get the win today.”

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Billy Vunipola reviews a storming Saracens display as the race for the Premiership top four hots up

“It’s getting pretty tight at the top of the Premiership, so for us to get five points against a quality team like Harlequins is massive for us."

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Young prop Biyi Alo talks about making his Premiership bow for Saracens at Wembley Stadium

“It feels amazing. We’ve been building up to this game with a really good three weeks preparation in the LV=Cup semi-final and final. To play in front of a world record crowd and earn my first Premiership cap in a game like this is pretty special."

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Man of the Match Chris Wyles looks back at a special day for Saracens

“It’s an amazing occasion played in an amazing stadium. The fans were really up for it and made a lot of noise. We needed that, especially after that first ten minutes when are backs really up against the wall. We reacted well and it was nice to get over the line a couple of times. It was a great result.”

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England prop Mako Vunipola on returning to Saracens duty with a famous win

"To get the win is amazing, and we’re ecstatic to get the bonus point as well. It’s brilliant to play in front of great crowd at Wembley, and we’re just very pleased to get the win today. I’m just happy to be back in familiar surroundings, and I’m just enjoying playing rugby alongside my mates"

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Star man Marcelo Bosch on producing another match winning performance at Wembley

“It’s a great place to play rugby. I was very excited at the start of the week knowing I could be playing at Wembley against Harlequins. It was a big challenge for us backing up from the final last week, and now we have more big games like this one ahead of us. I think we performed really well and I am very happy to be involved.”

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Chris Ashton on bagging a stunning brace of tries at Wembley Stadium

“I’ve always enjoyed playing here. Not every club has a game of this size, it just makes the game that little bit bigger, and you want to perform and that’s what happened today. ”

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