Oct 27, 2017
Match Preview: Saracens v London Irish
The Aviva Premiership returns to Allianz Park this weekend as Saracens welcome London Irish.
Irish marked their return to the Aviva Premiership with a win over Harlequins in round one but have since struggled for form. They come into Saturday’s game however off the back of an impressive win over Stade Francais in the Challenge Cup which marked the end of a six game losing streak for the Exiles. They last beat Saracens at Allianz Park back in February 2014, when they secured a 22-13 victory.
One to watch - Joe Cokanasiga
One of London Irish’s brightest young talents 19 year old Cokanasiga joined the first team squad from the club’s academy this season. The pacey Fijian born winger has shone in the past for England U20s and was called up by Eddie Jones into England summer squad for the tour of Argentina.
Last time out
Saracens and London Irish last went head to head in the 2015/16 season as Premiership Rugby hit the USA. The two teams played out a tight battle at the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey which Saracens clinched 26-16 in part thanks to an outstanding performance from Alex Goode.
“There’s no easy game in the Premiership at the moment London Irish are doing really well they got some great players a good squad they always bring an interesting strategy to the game” – Chris Wyles
Nick Kennedy, London Irish director of rugby, told the London Irish website - “We are well aware of the challenge that awaits us at Saracens as they are a well-coached and well-drilled side, who have enjoyed great success in recent seasons.Everyone is looking forward to the return of Aviva Premiership Rugby and we’re relishing tomorrow’s game against the league leaders.”
Where to follow
Radio - Live on BBC local radio
Social – coverage across Saracens channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.