Nov 03, 2017
Anglo-Welsh Match Preview: Saracens v Quins
The Anglo-Welsh Cup gets underway at Allianz Park this weekend with Saracens facing Harlequins in the first round.
Harlequins, who last won the trophy in 2013, reached the semi finals of the competition last season before losing out to Exeter. Quins have handed debuts to forwards Lewis Boyce and Dino Lamb while Academy members John Okafor and Gabriel Ibitoye could also make their debuts from the bench.
One to watch
Returning to the senior set up after a season out with a knee injury is centre Harry Sloan. Sloan, who won the Nick Duncombe Young Player of the 2015/16 season, impressed in last weekend’s A-league encounter between Saracens and Quins
Last time out
Saracens and Quins last met in the Anglo-Welsh Cup back in 2015 when Saracens edged out Quins 25-20. Sarries took the lead in the first half but Quins fought back in the second forty to make it a close encounter at Allianz Park. In the end tries from Duncan Taylor, Mike Ellery and Jack Wilson secured the Sarries win.
“If you look at the lads coming into the side, a lot of these lads are ready for their next step – they’re ambitious guys we all think will blossom very quickly. “ – Adam Powell
James Chisholm, who captains the Quins side this week, told the Harlequins website: "We've got a young group going out on Sunday so there's a lot of excitement and we want to get out there now and see what we can do."
Where to follow
Live – tickets still available at www.saracens.com/tickets
TV- Live on BT Sport, kick off 15H00
Social – Across Saracens channels including Twitter (@saracens), Facebook (@saracensofficial) and Instagram (@saracensofficial)