Reaching the Aviva Premiership Rugby final is just reward for Saracens for sticking together during their difficult spell in November and December, according to captain Brad Barritt.

Saracens were winless in November from two Anglo-Welsh Cup games and Aviva Premiership Rugby matches against Gloucester Rugby and Exeter Chiefs.

Defeat to Harlequins followed in Round 10 before back-to-back European losses to Clermont Auvergne made it a run of seven games without a win.

But after their 29-17 success over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Christmas Eve, they have won nine of their last 11 league games including each of their final four.

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And Barritt credits the entire squad for pulling Saracens through the tricky patch and earning a spot at Saturday’s showpiece final at Twickenham.

“The strength of this group is rising to the challenge week in, week out and we have done that very successfully since late December in turning the fortunes of the club around through hard work and dedication,” he said.

“It’s just reward for the whole group. We often talk about the 23 that will get the opportunity to play (on Saturday) but it’s about the group of 50 odd players, management team of 20 odd people.

“It’s a reward for the whole organisation for their efforts since July last year.”

Standing in Saracens’ way at Twickenham with be reigning champions Exeter Chiefs and there’s plenty of recent history between the two teams.

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The Chiefs were beaten by Saracens in their first final appearance in 2016 but had their revenge 12 months later with a semi-final victory at Sandy Park.

They would go on to lift the trophy and have had the better of Saracens during the course of this season’s Aviva Premiership Rugby too.

The Devon side were 20-18 victors at Allianz Park in Round 9 before recording a 24-12 triumph in Round 17 in early March as they finished top of the league.

“They’ve improved hugely (since 2016 final), they’ve justified their number one league position and are a fantastic team with very few weaknesses,” added Barritt.

“They’re a formidable opponent but one we are excited to meet this weekend.”

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