Sep 05, 2013
Saracens squad in 'great shape' for season opener
Performance Director Phil Morrow believes the Saracens squad are in “great shape” for the 2013/14 season, with the first game of the season only days away.
“Preseason training has been good, and we’re pleased with the work the players have put in so far” explained Morrow.
“Last week we went through the standard tests that we do as the preseason draws to a close, and we’ve looked at how the successful the training has been, and it has been very positive.”
He added; “If we look back at our numbers we’ve collated throughout the preseason we’re in good shape coming into this year. We’ve got a very good squad; a stronger squad than we have had in recent years and we’re all looking forward to the start of the season now”.
Saracens start the season at Twickenham against London Irish this Saturday, and begin a campaign that is due to last over 30+ weeks, and Morrow believes Saracens have the squad to cope with the demands of a long season.
“The English league is a phenomenally competitive league” he said.
“It is an attritional competition, so we have to prepare for that with the bigger picture in mind, as the season is 30+ weeks long".
Morrow added; “We’re lucky that we’ve got great group of players here. Not just 15 or so good players, but quality throughout the group - that allows us to rotate, and hopefully keep that freshness within the squad”.