Saracens - Hankin keen to press his claim

Feb 22, 2015

Hankin keen to press his claim

Matt Hankin is hoping to build on an impressive 22 minute cameo in Saturday's 14-10 defeat away to Sale Sharks.

The promising flanker who has been in fine form in both Saracens’ A-League and LV=Cup campaigns, caught the eye in a strong display in the Sarries back row at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Speaking after the game, the 21-year old loose forward said: “I’ve been waiting quite a while to get a few more caps in the Premiership, so it I was really pleased to get on. I’m gutted about the result, but hopefully I can get a few more appearances in the next few weeks and press on.

“When I play I try and bring a bit of energy and impact to the team, to get us on the front foot. I was happy to get my hands the ball a few times. It’s always good to get another cap for Saracens and some more game time."

On the game, he added: “We were always going to fight until the end, as that’s what we pride ourselves on. We came out in the second half after a really good talk in the changing rooms where we set out what we were going to do. We came up short in the end, but there was a definite improvement in the second half.”

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