Saracens - Saracens vs Newcastle preview

Feb 26, 2015

Saracens vs Newcastle preview


Saracens defeated Newcastle Falcons 25-23 at Kingston Park in December. A thrilling end to the game saw the Falcons finish with a flourish and snatch a losing bonus point.

Prematch Talking Points

Saracens have won their last eleven fixtures against the Falcons in all tournaments, with the Tynesiders not having beaten the North London club since their 13-9 win at Kingston Park just over six years ago.

Newcastle drew 23-23 to an in-form Wasps side last Friday, but were unlucky not to take home spoils.

Saracens have scored 8 more tries than Newcastle in the Aviva Premiership this season: the figure stands at 45.

Saracens’ scrum continues to be an area of strength, with the club having won 44 penalties at the set-piece. Newcastle in comparison have won 14.

Newcastle are no strangers to an artificial pitch: Kingston Park is home to a synthetic surface like Allianz Park.

Players to Watch

<> at Kingsholm Stadium on January 9, 2015 in Gloucester, England.

Saracens Argentine duo Marcelo Bosch and Juan Figallo have both recovered from injuries and will be looking to make a big impact in their first home game back.

Saracens will have Brad Barritt available for selection, after he was released back to the club by England.

Newcastle’s Samoan international winger Sinoti Sinoti scored against Saracens the last time the two sides met and has seven tries so far this season.

The Falcons' South African back-row forward Mark Wilson has made the most tackles for the Tynesiders this season with 162.

We could be saying hello to some familiar faces on Saturday, with ex-Saracens trio Noah Cato, Adam Powell and Andy Saull all on the Falcons books these days.

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