Apr 03, 2017
Sarries Stars Praise Quarter-Final Support
Saracens’ 38-13 victory over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday confirmed the club’s progression to their fifth successive Champions Cup Semi-Final.
The match was played out in front of a record Allianz Park crowd of 15,000 and showcased the North Londoners at their finest as they continued their defence of the European crown they won for the first time in 2016.
Full-back Alex Goode spoke to Sarries TV after the match and was full of praise for both sets of supporters: “Credit to both sets of fans, they were very vocal today. Obviously 15,000 people is a record for us at home and you really heard that.
“All the Glasgow fans came down and were brilliant along with the Sarries fans. It was a great day and it was good to get through to the Semi-Final which will be another massive test.”
Second-row Jim Hamilton was complimentary to not just the support but to the opponents who were competing in their first ever Champions Cup last-8 tie: “It’s amazing, you could hear the crowd were loving it. Glasgow are a fantastic team but this is what rugby’s all about.”
“It was a massive win for us today, not just on the scoreline but against a quality team like Glasgow.
“It could have been a bit of a banana skin for us but all week we gave them the respect they deserved, training incredibly hard and it came together today.
“We won’t take anything for granted here, we work extremely hard for every game and it was fantastic.”
The win sees Sarries through to face Munster in the Semi-Final which will be played at the Aviva Stadium over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd April.
Skipper Brad Barritt also spoke after the game and sees the Semi-final as part of the team’s natural progression:
“This is probably just the next logical step for this team, to go to a national stadium to play an iconic team like Munster, it’s one we’re going to look forward to for the next couple of weeks. We don’t see it as a daunting prospect, but an exciting opportunity.”
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