Director of Rugby Declan Kidney is looking forward to coming up against a strong Saracens outfit on Saturday at the Stone X Stadium.

Saracens come into the contest on the back of five wins from their opening six fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership and Kidney’s squad are fully aware of the task in hand, as he went on to explain.

“Saracens will have their own motivations for the match this weekend. To be the best team that you can be, you need to pay respect to the opposition to a degree,” he said.

“Our effort has been top class and it has to be up there again on Saturday. Saracens will have their hot spots in the match, and we have to manage those. We will also have our hot spots and need to take our chances when they come our way.

“We won’t underestimate the task that presents us this weekend, but it's why you get into sport. You want to challenge yourself against the best around, and Saracens are one of those.”

Last week saw Bristol Bears secure a victory at the Brentford Community Stadium and that left Declan with frustrations after the full-time whistle. 

“The frustrating thing about last week is that we were at home. We want to make more of that.

“What we know from the previous week is that if we stay on it for 80 minutes, we will give ourselves a chance. We did it against Exeter, we didn’t quite do it last week and we know that we will absolutely have to do it this weekend against Saracens.”

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