Mar 19, 2015
Abu Dhabi Saracens gear up for Gulf Grand Final
Abu Dhabi Saracens will take on Qatari capital team Doha in the final of the Gulf Top Six tomorrow, with the winner crowned champions of West Asia.
After a stellar record of nine wins and one loss, Abu Dhabi Saracens must face the only team to have beaten them this season in the final of gulf rugby’s elite competition.
Star fly half Elliott Reeder was in a confident mood ahead of the game: “Everyone is pumped for the final. We’ve been working hard all season and we deserve to be here. We’ve both beaten each other this season, so it’s going to be a tight game, but we know if we play to our strengths we’ve got a very good chance of winning.”
The rise of Abu Dhabi Saracens in recent years has been nothing short of remarkable. The club have transformed themselves within four years into contenders for the Middle East’s ultimate rugby prize. In a region where a couple of sides have largely dominated proceedings in the last few years, Saracens have managed to break the strangle hold of historic power clubs and now stand on the cusp of making their own history.
An aggressive recruitment policy, along with the club joining the Saracens Global Network has seen the side blossom into a team capable of defeating anyone in the region.
In a region where a couple of sides have largely dominated for the last five years, Saracens have managed to break the strangle hold of historic power clubs and now stand on the cusp of making their own history.
Saracens sent coach Dan Vickers over to Abu Dhabi to provide some last minute advice ahead of the grand final in Doha this Friday. Vickers thinks the team is ready to win their first piece of silverware: “It’s been great to get to work with the boys before the final. They’ve had a great season so far, but there’s one more game left. The team is prepared and they just need to perform on the day!”