Saracens - Match Preview: Saracens v Wasps

Oct 06, 2017

Match Preview: Saracens v Wasps

Round six is upon us with Saracens welcoming Wasps to Allianz Park this weekend.

The opposition

Last year’s finalists Wasps will travel to Allianz Park this weekend off the back of three straight Aviva Premiership defeats. They have not loss four in a row since March 2014 and will be hoping to get their season back on track with a strong showing in north London. They last secured a win on Saracens soil in February 2016.

One to watch - Willie Le Roux

South African import Le Roux returns to the Wasps line up this weekend at fullback. The 27-year-old fullback has won 41 caps for South Africa and was a World Player of the Year nominee in 2014. Dangerous around the field he adds flair to an already classy Wasps backline. 

Last time out

Sarries and Wasps last met on the last day of the 16/17 regular season. On that day Wasps came out on top, with two late tries helping them secure a 35-15 victory at the Ricoh. Sarries crossed for two of their own through Ben Spencer but three tries for Thomas Young plus scores from Wade and Daly earned Wasps the bonus point.

We said

“They have a very dangerous back line if they have space. They can cut you apart in the blink of an eye. It is our job to prepare well, limit their space, and make the most of the opportunities that we can create. We are looking for a very physical, intense performance against a very good side.” – Jackson Wray

They said 

Thomas Young told the Wasps website: “We all know that Saracens are a good side…We want to keep hold of the ball, we have to make sure we do that again this weekend and hopefully turn our possession into points”

Where to follow

TV – Live on BT Sport

Radio – BBC London plus live commentary on TalkSport

Twitter – live match commentary via @saracens

Social – match coverage on Facebook, @saracensofficial, Instagram, @saracensofficial, and Snapchat, SaracensRugby.


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