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Hard work continues for Storm says Mordt ahead of A League Final

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Saracens Storm fly-half Nils Mordt insists there is more to come from his side as they prepare to face Worcester Cavaliers in Monday’s Aviva A League Final at Sixways.

Storm booked their place in Monday’s showdown with a 46-35 triumph over Newcastle at Allianz Park in a game that yielded 12 tries in all.
 
Saracens scored seven of the 12 tries on the night in a pulsating evening of A-League action in north London, with Ben Spencer wriggling over for a try late on to secure the win.
 
Speaking ahead of Monday’ showpiece, Mordt insists there is more improvement to come from a Storm side who have scored 37 tries so far in an impressive A-League campaign.
 
“We’re obviously very happy to get into the final, and to get the win over Newcastle as they have been very strong in their Aviva A league campaign this year,” he said.
 
“It is very pleasing to score so many tries, but we know we can keep working on our game. It’s been a short week to prepare, and it’s been good to fine-tune our attacking shape a little more for Worcester.
 
The experienced Mordt has been pivotal for Saracens Storm so far this A League season, but he was quick to applaud the efforts of his developing teammates. And the 31-year-old is adamant that the Aviva A League is vital in bringing such talent up to the level of Aviva Premiership Rugby.
 
“It’s been a great team effort but we’ve also had a lot of guys who have stepped up to the mark individually,” added Mordt.
 
“Maro Itoje, as a young captain this year, has really led us well through his actions, but you also have Ben Spencer who’s been fantastic again and the likes of Mike Ellery and Catalin Fercu who have been really special in the backs. I could go on because there have been a lot of great performances and we want to carry that forwards.
 
“Saracens are growing stronger than ever and that allows us to put out such a strong Storm team on Monday nights, and the biggest positive is seeing so much home-grown talent and so many English guys coming through this system.
 
“They have worked hard and are starting to shine, and the A league is very important for that.
 
“Gone are the days where it used to be a bunch of kids out there. We are playing teams now that are very close to the level of Aviva Premiership Rugby teams, and so I think it will always be a brilliant building block in terms of getting guys into the first team.”

The Aviva A League Final between Worcester Cavaliers and Saracens Storm will be at Sixways, Worcester at 7.30pm on Monday, 12 January. A free ticket can be reserved on 01905 459309, at the Warriors Box Office or via www.warriors.co.uk/tickets. Supporters are asked to make a voluntary donation of £2 on the gate, which will go to the Worcester Community Foundation.
 

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