Jim Hamilton warns Glasgow: Saracens will take Champions Cup showdown seriously

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Defending champions | Saracens won the competition for the first time last season: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jim Hamilton has warned Glasgow there is no chance Saracens will take their eye off the ball in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown.

Warriors are looking forward to their first-ever quarter-final clash while Gregor Townsend’s men will be up against a side who have done it all before, including lifting the trophy last season.

But former Scotland lock Hamilton said of the Allianz Park showdown: “I promise you we are taking Glasgow extremely seriously. That is one of the values Saracens have. We prepare the same no matter who we are playing.

“We’re looking at Glasgow and looking for chinks in their armour but there aren’t many.

"They put 50 points on Leicester, they have a very functional scrum and don’t concede many penalties. They score a lot of tries. Their brand of rugby is absolutely exceptional and we are well aware of that.

“But so is ours. We’re a very good side but we are definitely giving Glasgow the respect they deserve.”

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