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Wray urges Saracens focus

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While Jackson Wray is relishing the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of Wembley Stadium once again, he admits his Saracens side can’t afford to lose focus in their battle for an Aviva Premiership Rugby top four place.

Sarries currently lie third in the table, just a point ahead of fifth-placed Leicester Tigers, ahead of their annual Wembley clash with Harlequins on Saturday.

Last year’s contest saw a world record crowd for a club rugby game of 83,889 in attendance as Chris Ashton’s try set Saracens on their way to a 39-17 victory.

Wray appeared from the start in that match, as he will on Saturday, and the flanker claims the atmosphere is like nothing else he has experienced as a rugby player.

“It’s definitely a game I’m looking forward to – it’s a special occasion in front of all the fans at Wembley,” explained Wray.

“I remember it being a very good game between us there last year and I think the unique atmosphere makes for some great rugby.

“We came out with the win last time around which was great and it was a match I really enjoyed.

“The crowd definitely motivates you and the buzz around the place is unbelievable. It is built up as a special place to play and I feel very fortunate to get the chance to play there. It will be a massive occasion on Saturday.

“It’s so tight in the league at the moment that every game is vital for us and every point counts – we need to keep picking up wins.

“We know how tight it is in the top four but we’re right up there and we believe we will make it to the play-offs.”

Sarries go into Saturday’s game having won their last two Aviva Premiership Rugby games as well as clinching the LV= Cup over Exeter Chiefs in the most dramatic of circumstances last weekend.

Quins currently sit eighth in the table with just five rounds to go, although a 26-20 win over London Irish last time out did ensure their hopes of a top-four finish are still alive, albeit on life support.

But Wray says there is no danger of his side underestimating their unpredictable, and always dangerous, opponents at Wembley.

“We know that Quins like to play rugby and keep the ball alive. They are a very innovative side who come with a plan of attack and we have to try and disrupt that,” added Wray.

“We want to keep our recent momentum going that we’ve built up in the league and the LV= Cup and we believe we’re in a position to maintain that good form.

“We are in a good place after the LV= Cup win and there is a real buzz around the camp.”

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