Mar 10, 2017
Youngsters 'continuing to impress' says skipper Streather
Tim Streather is backing Saracens youngsters to shine in Saturday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final this when they face Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on Saturday (18h00 kick-off).
The club’s Anglo-Welsh Cup skipper Streather, who was a key member of Sarries last Anglo-Welsh Cup winning side in 2015 when a side led by Maro Itoje beat Exeter Chiefs at Franklin’s Gardens, believes this season’s developmental side has what it takes to overcome Leicester Tigers in a repeat of January’s round four clash which Saracens won 28-20.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, Streather said: “The feeling amongst the squad this week has been great. A lot of players are continuing to put their hands up with some really strong performances, no more so than the Saracens Storm guys who have been performing brilliantly so far in this seasons A League and Anglo-Welsh Cup. These competitions are a great way to measure how healthy your squad is, and judging by the Storm performances so far this season, we look to be in a strong position.
“Our last game in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, funnily enough against the Tigers, felt like one of our most composed performances as a side together. It was a great performance from all of the squad that day, one that was a pleasure to have been a part of and hopefully something we can replicate in on Saturday.
“We have a very good group of young players at the club, and behind the whole squad are some great coaches and an amazingly committed support staff and as a collective, this special group is one that is capable of getting to the final.”
Streather added: “Back in 2015 we played Northampton Saints in a home Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final in front of our home fans and one thing we remember as a group was how the fans really lifted the side in that game and we’ll need your support once again today.”