Itoje praises magnificent Saracens

Date published: March 15 2015

Saracens second-row Maro Itoje praised his side's work-rate after they overcame Northampton Saints 24-20 to progress to the LV= Cup final.

The captain over the weekend led his team to a come-from-behind victory and was delighted with how the players stood up in an engrossing semi-final.

"It was a good performance from the boys and I’m just so proud and privileged to be a part of such a magnificent team," he told Saracens official website.

"I think our capacity to work is massive part of this group. Each individual who plays for this team is willing to work incredibly hard and willing to put their body on the line for the greater good of the team. I think that’s what has stood us apart from other teams so far this season."

He added: "Saints are a top quality team, and they have players who can hurt you and at times they did hurt us. Our response was the difference. We came out in that second half and really responded how this team responds to any set-back it faces. I’m just so proud of the boys, everyone involved. It was a team effort.

"Whoever we play, we know they are going to be a top team. I think we can take a lot form this game, and we have a lot of momentum. We just can't wait for the final now."