Saracens flew to Barcelona just hours after reaching the Champions Cup final for a whirlwind 36-hour trip they hope will tighten the bonds needed to repeat last season's double.
The holders face Clermont at Murrayfield on May 13 after departing the Aviva Stadium - usually a graveyard of English ambition for club and country - with a thumping 26-10 victory over Munster. On Sunday morning at 4am the players set off for Barcelona accompanied by only a handful of management to enjoy each other's company ahead of the critical phase of the season.
The visit of relegated Bristol on Saturday provides the scope to recharge batteries before a key clash with Wasps, followed by the European final and the knockout phase of the Aviva Premiership that concludes the season.
"We're flying out to Barcelona for a day or two's team-building," hooker Schalk Brits revealed. "Of course we're...
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