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Azam awaits 'dream' game

24th April 2013 13:36

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Toulon assistant coach Olivier Azam

Can't wait: Olivier Azam

Toulon forwards coach Olivier Azam has insisted that his side has "earned the right" to take on Saracens at the home of English rugby on Saturday.

The Top 14 and Premiership side are 80 minutes away from making the Heineken Cup final at Aviva Stadium and Azam is purring at the prospect.

"We've earned the right to go to Twickenham and we'll prepare for what's going to be a fantastic semi-final with Saracens," he told ercrugby.com.

"These are the games that players dream of playing in - even for those who've go 80 caps or more it is a huge occasion."

It promises to be an epic match at Twickenham and despite both teams losing in their domestic leagues last Saturday, Azam expects a classic.

"Saracens are very strong defensively and discipline will be key. Only the four best teams in Europe are left in the Heineken Cup and we are one of them," he added.

"We have great assets in our team and a great goalkicker that everyone knows. I don't think this game will hinge on anything massive, but the team that gets the small details right will win.

"Everyone at the club is up for this game and focusing on the job in hand. We are working hard and paying attention to every detail.

"I'll be a very happy man at the end if we win and get a trip to Dublin."

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