Aug 06, 2017
Performance director Phil Morrow looks ahead to Bermuda camp
Saracens are entering the most crucial part of the pre-season ready to roll, according to Performance Director Phil Morrow.
The team has been in training for five weeks, with international and Lions players now returning to the squad.
Morrow, who has been with Saracens since 2011, discussed how training has been so far and the importance of pre-season games.
He said: “They’ve all been working hard, as they always do.
“Generally, you get the best of the players over that period, everyone comes back hungry after the break.
“Everyone’s quite happy, the weather is generally good, and everyone feels that they are getting better.”
He also noted the hard-work new signings Calum Clark and Christopher Tolofua have put in over the past weeks to integrate with the Saracens system.
On Sunday, the team travels to Bermuda for the first of three pre-season games.
They will train on the island prior to taking on USA Islanders on 10th August. Once finished, they will get a chance to enjoy the island’s beaches and golf courses before flying back for the remaining two pre-season fixtures.
Morrow stressed how important it is to make the most of the opportunity.
He said: “No matter what you do in the pre-season you can’t really replicate what you get from a game, the levels of contact are always a bit higher. So, it gives us a chance to practice under a bit of pressure, running against a live opponent.”