Oct 18, 2014 at 3.15pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
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Kelly Brown: 'Saracens showed great spirit to overcome Clermont Auvergne'

Brown: 'Saracens showed great spirit'
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Kelly Brown says that he is "incredibly proud" of the team spirit shown by Saracens in their 30-23 victory over Clermont Auvergne in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Saracens loose forward Kelly Brown has praised the "superb" resolve shown by his side in yesterday's slender victory against Clermont Auvergne.

The Scotland international played a big part in Sarries' 30-23 triumph against the French league leaders, thanks to a strong finish to the European Rugby Champions Cup contest at Allianz Park.

"It was a very, very tough game, and we were expecting that," Brown told the club's official website. "What I thought was really good was the way we bounced back after set-backs, when they scored a penalty or try. I thought that was incredible.

"We had a good plan, but I thought the spirit and the 'team-ship' we had was superb, and that's what pulled us through. It was a very tense moment in that last scrum. At times we get a bit a grief for going away on these mid-season trips but I think it was times like that is why we do it.

"We knew that were under a lot of pressure. They were sniffing a penalty or a penalty try and we fronted up, so I'm incredibly proud of the boys."

Saracens return to action on Friday night when they travel to face Munster.

Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates scoring their second try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014
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