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Saracens fan Louise Warr says team could win three trophies but youngsters should be retained in LV=Cup
In the words of Saracens coach Alex Sanderson “we want to be greedy and win all three”. Words that as Sarries fans we thought we would never hear.
Exciting? Yes. But realistic? No team has ever done it before - but who can tell?
One thing that we can be sure of with the ‘new era’ Sarries, is that you write them off at your peril. When the chips are down, the wolf pack more often than not come to the fore.
The LV=Cup may not be held in the same esteem as the other two trophies in the Men and Black’s grasp but it has its place, and without it Sarries would not be half the team they are today.
It has been used to give valuable game time for up and coming young players, a large contingent of which have gone on to make regular appearances in both the Premiership and Heineken Cup, as well as gracing the international stage.
Many of the players on show in the LV=Cup were those who experienced the A-League final loss against Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop in December and they will be looking to exact revenge for that game, not only for the result but in terms of some of the performances put in by players that day.
They are a team that when they click, like happened on Saturday against Worcester, are a hard force to stop, regardless who may be lining up against them and they didn’t do that justice at the Twickenham Stoop.
As lovely, and very surreal, it would be for Sarries to complete the illusive treble, it should not become a win at all costs exercise.
The players that have got the team this far in the competition deserve the opportunity to finish the job, regardless of the players that other clubs may or may not field in the remaining rounds of the competition.
In my eyes a blend of youth and experience, very much like the team that took to the field against Worcester would be the best option, they can prove they can perform when they need to even if they are up against it.
There is still a lot of rugby to be played between now and the business end of the season and the competitive nature of all three of these competitions make results unpredictable.
Saracens are not a team likely to get ahead of themselves and will take one game at a time, but I am sure they more than anybody would dream of bringing three sparkling trophies, and a whole heap of respect, back to christen Allianz Park with.