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Sarries will go all-out - Vunipola

20th May 2014 14:10

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Determined: Billy Vunipola

Powerhouse Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola says his side will slam the pedal to the metal in Saturday's Heineken Cup final.

Sarries, who romped to the top of the Premiership table this season, must beat rivals Northampton Saints in the domestic showpiece a week after taking on Toulon for the European crown in Cardiff.

But the barnstorming England back-row says the double-contenders cannot leave anything in the tank if they are to overcome the French giants, despite the huge occasion looming on the horizon at Twickenham.

"We have to go after it: if we take our foot off the gas we are destined to fail, so that is how we have to approach it," said Vunipola, after Saracens saw off Harlequins in their domestic semi-final at the weekend.

"It is two more weeks and they are tough games but we have to attack it or we will get hurt.

"I think we have the gas in the tank to handle it. We are fit players and we have great coaches. We do not like to talk about ourselves too much but we have the firepower to do it...and we have the coaches to come up with plans that can turn these two teams over.

"Toulon are a very good team, they have superstars littered throughout their line-up but they still play as a team. They are similar to us, they suffocate teams - they did it to Munster and they did it to Racing. I keep going back to it, I have confidence our coaches have a plan to deal with them and hopefully we can get over the line."

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