Good afternoon and welcome to Allianz Park this afternoon as we re-start our Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign.
In the cup so far we have faced some big learning curves as a group. We have seen two narrow loses but we have learnt a lot from our experiences. This is a young group of players and today is a real opportunity for the boys to go out there and show what they can do in front of a home crowd.
The Anglo-Welsh Cup offers our younger players the opportunity to play at the highest level for their development and running out today in a Saracens shirt is a real achievement for all of them. As a squad we are always looking to keep improving and the Cup also gives our guys the chance to step up and take charge of their game by taking on leadership roles themselves.
Finally, a word on our visitors today. Dragons are a good, well coached side and we are expecting a tough battle out on the pitch. For our part though we know we have prepared well in training this week, both mentally and physically, and we’ll be looking to put in the best performance we possibly can on the pitch this afternoon.
Enjoy the game.