Saracens - Match Preview: Anglo-Welsh Cup

Mar 10, 2017

Match Preview: Anglo-Welsh Cup

The first knock out game of the season takes places at Allianz Park on Saturday as Saracens face Leicester Tigers in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The Opposition

With three wins and a loss to their name in the group stages Leicester qualified in fourth place for the semi finals courtesy of a lower bonus point tally than the other qualifying sides. The Tigers have been on good form in the Anglo-Welsh so far this season, with only Saracens able to claim a victory against them.


Last Time Out

Saracens and Leicester have met already this season the Anglo-Welsh Cup, going head to head in the last round of the groups stages at Allianz Park. With both sides battling for the chance to claim a home semi final the game was a tight affair. Saracens initially pulled ahead to take a 19-3 lead but the Tigers battled back and it took a late try from Tom Whitely to secure a 29-20 win for Sarries.


One to Watch - Luke Hamilton

Named as Leicester’s player of the month in February back rower Hamilton has featured in all four of Leicester’s Anglo-Welsh fixtures so far this season, scoring two tries in the process. Known for his ball carrying skills 25 year old Hamilton is joint fourth on the carries made list for the Cup this season. Prior to joining Leicester in summer 2016 he spent two seasons in France with Agen.


Where to follow

Live – Allianz Park, kick off 18H00 with England v Scotland screened before. Tickets from

TV – Live on BT Sport 1, coverage from 17H45

Twitter - @saracens

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