Brad Barritt hailed Saracens’ fighting spirit as a host of British & Irish Lions got their hands on silverware on Saturday.
The centre started at Twickenham alongside fellow Lions Mako Vunipola and Owen Farrell, whose 18-point haul earned him man of the match as Saracens put Bath to the sword.
There was success too in Belfast for Lions full-back Stuart Hogg, who helped Glasgow Warriors pick up their first domestic title at the expense of Munster.
Both Saracens and the Warriors lost out in their respective finals last year – but Saturday turned out to be their day.
And according to Barritt, Saracens have had to learn to battle back from adversity since their heartbreak at the hands of Northampton Saints 12 months ago.
“With this team, it just shows the pressure you can endure, both with the ball and without the ball,” said Barritt, who appeared twice on Tour for the Lions in 2013. “It’s more the fight for the team, the togetherness.
“People speak of culture, people speak of what being a team is, but when you’re at Saracens you truly feel that.
“And the way the guys fight for everything, being best friends both on and off the pitch, it really galvanises you.
“Credit to Bath, they did fight back, but the resilience within this team I think you look back 12 months ago and what we had to endure in those testing times.”
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