Saracens - Blue Bulls will be a 'great occasion' - Hargreaves

Jan 15, 2015

Blue Bulls will be a 'great occasion' - Hargreaves

Saracens will play Blue Bulls at Allianz Park on Saturday 31 January, 2015.

The 2014 Premiership league winners have an unbeaten record against South African opposition, having defeat the Springboks, The Sharks and most recently Western Province in the past.

Alistair Hargreaves, Saracens captain said: "The Blue Bulls have long been one of the leading teams in the southern hemisphere, and it will be a great thrill for us players and our supporters to welcome the Pretorian team to Allianz Park - a place that we as players are immensely proud of."

The Blue Bulls touring part will include Springbok stars such as iconic lock Victor Matfield, hooker Adriaan Strauss, bulldozing back rower Pierre Spies, half back Francois Hougaard, plus young stars Handre Pollard and Jan Serfontein.

On facing the Blue Bulls, Hargreaves added; “They are always an extremely tough team to play against. They are physical and have traditionally produced a very big pack of forwards, and it promises to be a great clash here in north London. The last two games at Allianz Park against the Sharks and Western Province have both proved to be great occasions, and as a team we can’t wait to face the Bulls this January.”

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