Saracens will play Jonsson College Rovers on Wednesday 14th August at the LIV Village in South Africa.
The Saracens squad will visit the children’s charity project in KwaZulu Natal and will face the 2012 SARU National Club Champions as part of a 10-day training camp in South Africa.
The match will take place on the John Smit Rugby Field at LIV Village and will help raise awareness for the project which provides holistic residential care for vulnerable children, placing parentless children into a family environment where they receive unconditional love, care and nurturing.
Former Springbok and Saracens hooker and current Sharks CEO John Smit, who is an LIV Ambassador, said: “A game involving one of Europe’s best teams being played in a rural community against one of our best local clubs sides at LIV Village shows the commitment from everyone to not only raise awareness and much needed funding for the children of LIV, but also to showcase rugby in an area that wouldn’t usually have such a privilege.”
Jonsson College Rovers have a long history of producing test players with Gary Teichmann, AJ Venter, Jacques Potgieter, Tendai Mtawarira and Patrick Lambie having played for the team currently ranked the number one club side in South Africa.
“We’re very excited to be playing against a side like Saracens,” said Chairman Abonga Nkwelo. “It’s a real honour to play against one of the best side’s in Europe and although the day will be more than just about the rugby, Rovers are set on giving nothing but the best on the field come kick off. It provides a great opportunity to test ourselves against one of the finest rugby clubs in the world.”
Saracens supported the work of the LIV Village during the 2012/13 season by wearing the LIV logo on the right shoulder of their playing jerseys.
For more information, please visit www.liv-village.com.