Maximum points a must for Saints against Castres, says Burrell

Luther Burrell says Saints must go all out for the full five points against Castres on Friday night.

The big centre is eager to help his team finish their Heineken Cup campaign with a flourish at Franklin’s Gardens.

SETTING HIS SIGHTS - Luther Burrell (Picture: Linda Dawson)

SETTING HIS SIGHTS - Luther Burrell (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints only have a slim chance of making the last eight as they need other results to go their way.

But Burrell isn’t worrying too much about games involving the likes of Leinster and Saracens as he sharpens his focus on a Castres side who beat Northampton in round one.

“Castres are a fantastic team,” he said. “They beat us out there in France and we’ve got to go for it this weekend. We’ve got to get the bonus-point win.

“The good thing is that we’ve got a Friday night game and we can just sit back and let the other games unfold.

“We need Leinster to slip up and fingers crossed that happens.

“We’ve got to focus on our process and winning is the ultimate aim.”

Saints have won five successive games in all competitions, with the likes of Leinster, Bath and Harlequins on their list of victims.

And with an LV= Cup period in sight, Burrell is looking forward to seeing his club’s squad strength come to the fore.

He said: “The last six weeks has been really intense. We had a really tough Christmas period and with the Heineken Cup games it’s been a really busy period.

“With the LV= Cup coming up we’re going to see some fresh legs and some really exciting players coming into their own. It’s good for the lads and it’s good for the club.”