With talisman Owen Farrell suspended and influential players such as George Kruis, Will Skelton, Alex Lozowski, and Ben Spencer having moved on since their quarter-final place was assured in January, Saracens face a gargantuan task against arguably the best team in Europe.
However, having defied the odds by remaining competitive in the Premiership in the face of impending relegation to the Championship, Wray is preparing to mark his own personal landmark by being in the vanguard of a team display to surpass anything achieved before.
Wray, 29, told The Rugby Paper: “I’m unbelievably proud to have played a lot of games and fortunately there’s been a lot at the highest level in terms of the European Cup and the Premiership.
“This year has been very different with all the challenges we’ve faced, so this is an opportunity now to show what we’re about and go somewhere and make a statement.
“We’re the reigning champions and we’re playing the team we beat in Newcastle last year so I don’t think you can get much bigger than this and we’re incredibly excited.
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September 13, 2020