Owen Farrell admits Saracens threw everything at London Welsh on the final day of the season to secure a spot in the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals for the sixth consecutive year.
Chris Ashton scored the fastest hat-trick in the history of the competition as Saracens beat the Exiles 68-17 on a dramatic final day.
That impressive points tally saw Sarries leapfrog Exeter Chiefs into fourth place on points difference and book a semi-final with Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens.
And while Farrell insists his team never contemplated defeat, he admits it took a monumental effort to snatch that final play-off spot away from the Chiefs.
“We didn’t worry about what was going to happen after the game, we just poured everything into it,” he revealed.
“We gave it our all and that’s how we’ve always done it no matter what competition, no matter what stage we just put everything into it.
“There was a few times when a kick was being taken that a score was fed onto us so we knew what we needed to do.”
It’s not been the easiest of seasons for Farrell, after missing three months of action due to a knee injury.
But the 23-year-old signed a new contract at the club last month and is glad to be back in the thick it as Saracens look to go one step further after last year’s heartbreak in the final.
“It’s been a different year for us,” he added. “Not just in terms of results, not everything’s gone our way but we’ve worked hard to get to where we are.
“For us not to make the semi-finals this year we’d have been gutted but it wouldn’t have been the first setback we’ve ever had, we played in two finals last year and lost both of them.
“We had a brilliant season but came away with nothing so it’s not about how you get there it’s about what you do now.”
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