Barritt bidding to end season on a high

British & Irish Lion Brad Barritt is aiming to put an injury-hit season behind him by helping club side Saracens to glory. [more]

Barritt bidding to end season on a high

British & Irish Lion Brad Barritt is aiming to put an injury-hit season behind him by helping club side Saracens to glory.

The centre has endured a stop-start season – missing chunks of time for both club and country due to a succession of knocks – but he is back in the starting line-up, alongside fellow Lions Mako Vunipola and Owen Farrell, for their semi-final trip to Northampton Saints.

Neither has the 28-year-old been forgotten by England boss Stuart Lancaster, who named him in his 50-man World Cup training camp earlier this week.

And Barritt is desperate to get his hands on some silverware before joining up with the England squad – with
Saracens having lost to Northampton in last year’s final.

“This season has been different for us, myself and the team have had to deal with a lot of injuries along the way,” said Barritt, who appeared two times for the Lions on tour in 2013.

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“But the way the team has obviously scrapped and fought in every situation to get into this play-off, it almost seems like fate that it goes the other way.

“So, now we’re back to full strength and buzzing, it’s a brilliant one to play for and to see it off with a trophy at the end.

“It’s obviously an exciting game to come back for, one that the whole team has been relishing. There’s been a sense of excitement and a buzz around the training ground this week.”

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