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No love lost with Saints - Brits

29th May 2014 07:38


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Score to settle: Schalk Brits

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits has described this weekend's Premiership Final against Northampton Saints as a 'grudge match.'

The best two sides in England will go head to head at Twickenham, with Northampton looking to make up for their loss in last year's final and Saracens seeking a first title since 2011.

Brits was part of the side that lost last weekend's Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff to Toulon, but his full attention is now on the Saints.

Reflecting on the history between the two sides, Brits added that there was no love lost between both camps after fixtures in recent years.

"It's definitely a grudge match for us," said Brits.

"There has never been any love lost between the two sides: that's about all I can say.

"I think it's two very good sides that try to push the boundaries.

"Both sides have different philosophies in the way they treat people, and go about their business. And I think it's a big clash of two very proud clubs.

"That rivalry would certainly make it sweeter if we win.

"One of the things about our set-up, we're not only trying to win, we're trying to create a place where there will become a way that Saracens do things.

"I'm not saying there's a right and a wrong way, but in 10 years' time I want people to come past my house, and they will phone me and I will phone them.

"And I'll remember more the trips to Munich and to New York than some of the games, if I can say that. It's getting tight as a group.

"There are different ways to create success but I love the way we do things.

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