Saracens - Johns can't wait to run out at Allianz Park

Mar 22, 2013

Johns can't wait to run out at Allianz Park

There will be two games played this Sunday at Allianz Park on Sunday, with the annual John Buckton XV game being played taking place before the Saracens v Harlequins match top of the table Premiership clash.

The curtain-raiser involving the Saracens legends kicks off at 11am when the gates open at Allianz Park.

Stars from yesteryear will be appearing in the game including the former Irish Captain and Saracens lock forward Paddy Johns.

 Johns was a member of the victorious 1998 Tetley’s Bitter Cup side, and played for the Men in Black for two seasons between the years 1997 – 1999.  The Ulsterman will be making the journey to Allianz Park this weekend and he has spoken of his excitement of the chance to meet up with some old friends this Sunday.

Paddy said: “The thing I’m most looking forward to this weekend is meeting up with some old pals that I haven’t seen for a while.  I had a fantastic time at this club in my playing days, and I had the chance to play alongside some truly remarkable players and people here at Saracens, so to get the opportunity to see them again this Sunday is something I am eagerly anticipating.”

He added: “Saracens will always have a special place in my heart.  Since I’ve left the club I have always looked out for their results, and I must say they have had, and certainly still do have a brilliant side that are well drilled, consistent and highly competitive. 

“I am looking forward to watching them in the flesh against Harlequins in what should be a great occasion at Allianz Park this Sunday.”

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