Top Catt tells Exiles: Savour the moment

ENGLAND veteran Mike Catt has told his London Irish team-mates to savour every moment of their Twickenham experience tomorrow when they run out for the Premiership final against Leicester.<br /><br />The 37-year-old fly-half makes an emotional return to the home of English rugby as an assistant coach to Exiles chief Toby Booth.<br /><br />And he insists turning out at Twickenham for Saturday&rsquo;s final will be every bit as special as his first visit, for England, back in 1994. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve had a career spanning 16 years,&rdquo; Catt explained. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been in a couple of World Cup finals and you need to make sure you take your opportunity.<br /><br />&ldquo;But it&rsquo;s absolutely enjoying that moment as well. The guys will learn so much from being at Twickenham.&rdquo;<br /><br />The Exiles earned their place in the final after an impressive 17-0 semi-final success over Harlequins, and Catt insists his free-scoring side fully deserve their big day out in front of a sell-out Twickenham crowd.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of those things you dream about,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;The difference is 16 years ago I couldn&rsquo;t believe we&rsquo;d got there. Now I expect us to be there because of all the hard work we&rsquo;ve put in and the players we&rsquo;ve got.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited and who knows what&rsquo;ll happen. Sport&rsquo;s a funny thing.&rdquo;<br /><br />Meanwhile, Tigers and England back row Tom Croft says he would jump at the chance of a Lions call-up this summer.<br /><br />The 23-year-old is many people&rsquo;s choice to replace suspended Alan Quinlan, and admitted: &ldquo;If I get the call it would be massive.&rdquo;