Owen Farrell eyes Premiership title - Ruck

Owen Farrell eyes Premiership title

  • Saracens must use their European Champions Cup triumph to push on and complete a domestic and European double, said fly-half Owen Farrell
  • The London club were runners-up in 2014 but beat Racing 92 21-9 in the final in Lyon
  • Sarries play Leicester in the play-off semi-final on Saturday aiming to become the first English side to do the double in over a decade
Owen Farrell wants Saracens to push on from their Champions Cup triumph to retain their Aviva Premiership title.

The London club also became the first team ever to go through the European Champions Cup unbeaten; however, they now have to quickly turn their attention to their Aviva Premiership semi-final against Leicester Tigers next Saturday (12:30 kick-off).

“We have half done it, but we still have two games to go,” said Farrell.

“As good as this feeling is, all that matters is that we keep get better.”

Saracens’ first European title follows their defeat by Toulon in the 2014 final and semi-final losses in 2013 and 2015.

Farrell, 24, said: “To put the work in that we have and grow as we have throughout the years has been brilliant.

“Hopefully, there are more of these days to come.”

Saracens second row Maro Itoje was named European player of the year, the fourth Englishman in succession to win the award after Clermont’s Nick Abendanon and Toulon pair Steffon Armitage and Jonny Wilkinson.

Saracens coach Mark McCall claimed the presence of the likes of 21-year-old Itoje, 23-year-old number eight Billy Vunipola and 25-year-old hooker Jamie George mean the future is promising for the London club.

“It feels good right now because we have been pounding a rock in this competition for four or five years,” he said.

“We have won some great victories and lost in some painful ways. Hopefully there is more to come from the team.”

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