Oct 15, 2014
European Rugby 'excites' Saracens - Hodgson
Saracens prepare to face ASM Clermont Auvergne on Saturday afternoon, and outside half Charlie Hodgson has revealed that the squad are “excited” to be competing in Europe once again, after six rounds of Aviva Premiership rugby.
“Up to now we’ve had the Premiership at the forefront of our minds, but we are excited about playing in Europe once again,” said Hodgson.
“It’s a competition everyone wants to win. We were so close last year and it would be fantastic to go one step further. It all starts this Saturday against Clermont at home. It’s nice to start at Allianz Park for the first game, but we have a long way to go.”
On Saturday’s opponents Hodgson added; “They are one of the biggest teams in Europe. We’re under no illusions how tough Saturday’s going to be, and it’s going to be difficult to get out our group. We have three teams who have made the final four of the competition for the last two seasons in Pool 1, so to get out of that would be some achievement in itself. We are looking forward to the challenge”.
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