Saracens have greater experience but do not underestimate Sale’s power of purpose | Ugo Monye

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The Premiership final pits two evenly matched sides against each other but the battle of fly-halves and flankers tops the bill

Saracens are favourites for Saturday’s Premiership final but do not underestimate the power of purpose. Every individual needs a purpose, it becomes their fuel, and the same can be said for every team. That is not to say Saracens do not have one but what I love about this Sale side is how clear their purpose is – to put northern rugby back on the map. They are desperately important to the Premiership in that sense and I’m so pleased they’ve made it to Twickenham.

Playing for something beyond yourself can be such a driving force. We saw it with Rassie Erasmus building the narrative around the South African people for the Springboks in 2019 and Sale will be aware that they are representing so many more people than there are in the squad, in the changing room and even in the stands. Leaning into that can be huge.

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Written by Ugo Monye
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/26/saracens-have-greater-experience-but-do-not-underestimate-sales-power-of-purpose under the title “Saracens have greater experience but do not underestimate Sale’s power of purpose | Ugo Monye”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.