Mar 23, 2018
Match Preview: Saracens vs Quins
Tomorrow afternoon London Stadium will become the 37th different venue to host Premiership rugby and Saracens’ seventh home in the competition. Ahead of the game here’s all you need to know about Sarries vs Quins.
Quins come in to the weekend’s game off the back of a 20-5 win over Bath in round 17 which ended a four game losing run for the Twickenham-based side. Harlequins have struggled on the road this season and have not won away from home in the Aviva Premiership since beating Wasps back in round three. Like Saracens Quins have a number of returning internationals in their side for Saturday’s clash and also welcome back Jack Clifford who is set to feature for the first time since October 2017 after a shoulder injury.
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Last Time Out
From the last six encounters between Sarries and Quins each side has claimed three wins each but it was Harlequins who edged Saracens at the Stoop earlier this season. It was a closely fought encounter but a late Tim Visser try would mean the home side claimed victory by a single point.
Brad Barritt told the club website: “Playing at a new stadium is going to bring a special dynamic to the game. This Saracens team has always thrived on going to new environments, experiencing a new challenge and winning so it’s one we’re excited for.”
Quins hooker Dave Ward told the Harlequins website: “There’s no bigger test than the double European Champions in their version of the Big Game. We know what’s at stake and how difficult it’s going to be, but we are looking to build momentum and get our season back on track.”
How to follow
Live: Tickets to the game are sold out. If you have not claimed or advance purchased your ticket please do not travel to London Stadium.
TV: The game is live on BT Sport and Channel 5
Radio: Live on BBC Radio London and BBC 5Live
Twitter: Follow #SarriesLive via @saracens