It is only natural that in a team there will be those who grab the headlines and accolades and those who quietly go about their business.

This is no different within the Saracens squad, and it is for that reason that I have decided to write about the following three individuals, all of which are vital cogs in the wolfpack.

Firstly, with the Lions announcement today it would only be right to discuss a player who in my opinion should be on the plane to Australia, Kelly Brown.

He is one of the most consistent performers not just in a Sarries’ shirt, but in the colours of Scotland too. 

The semi-final saw Kelly swap his usual number six shirt to take up a place on the open-side, to accommodate the loss of Will Fraser to injury. 

This swop however didn’t seem to impact on his game in the slightest, with his tackle count, as usual an impressive sight.

This form paired with his experience, at both at international level and as a captain would be vital on a tour such as the Lions in which time together is short.

He is one of those players that will never give up, something that a team could need to call on at some point on the trip.

The second of these underrated players is Steve Borthwick.

The Sarries’ captain was this week named on the shortlist for the Aviva Premiership player of the season, a list that he thoroughly deserves to be a part of.

He is the mastermind of a Saracens’ line out that tops the success rates in both the Premiership and Europe.

As a player who has his fair share of criticism in the past, mainly during his stint as England captain, it is great to see him get the recognition he deserves.

Finally, it is a member of the coaching staff, Mark McCall, the man at the helm, also nominated for a Premiership award.

McCall along with the other members of the backroom staff has turned Saracens’ into the efficient and more often than not winning outfit we see in front of us today.

The rugby played may not always be to everybody’s liking but there is no denying that the Sarries way works.

The togetherness of the squad is second to none, no mean feat with a team scattered with stars of varying ages, experience and backgrounds.

I am sure fans from the clubs of the other contenders, Richard Cockerill (Leicester Tigers), Lyn Jones (London Welsh) and Dai Young (London Wasps) could all put forward cases for their Director of Rugby to win the title, but I can see there is only one winner.

The result on Sunday may have been a blow for everybody who holds the club dear, but the season is far from over.

Lions call ups would be huge honours today but all the sweeter would be if they could be joined by a Premiership title come May 25 - a prize I am sure Steve Borthwick and the rest of the team have firmly in their sights.