Feb 10, 2017
Match Preview: Worcester Warriors v Saracens
The Aviva Premiership makes its return this weekend as Saracens head to Sixways to face Worcester Warriors.
After a home win in the Anglo-Welsh Cup last weekend Saracens are back on the road as they look to close the gap on league leaders Wasps.
Worcester Warriors sit just a point above 12th placed Bristol going into this weekend’s fixtures. The Warriors secured an important home win over Harlequins on New Years Day but that 24-17 victory was their only win in the last eight rounds of Aviva Premiership rugby. Saracens have won their last seven encounters with Worcester with Worcester last coming out on top back in November 2012 when they defeated the Men in Black 12-3 at Sixways.
Last Time Out
Saracens opened this season’s campaign against the Warriors at Twickenham in the London Double Header. After a tight first half Saracens led 6-3 at the break but got into their stride in the second forty and pulled away to secure a 35-3 win. Fly half Alex Lozowski scored a try on his debut as did Schalk Burger with Jamie George and Ben Spencer completing the score card.
Sarries fans will recognise prop Biyi Alo who joined the Warrior from the men in black in June. Alo made his first Aviva Premiership start for Worcester against Harlequins on New Year’s Day and has recently signed a full time contract for the side. Speaking after Alo signed his permenant contract with Worcester head coach Carl Hogg said "he is a fine scrummager and gives us front-foot ball with his big frame."
“They’re a quality outfit, they’ve got quality individuals. I think for them its just a bit of confidence that is lacking but by no means do we need to under estimate them. They are a quality outfit and if we go there doing that we will get stung. They’ve done that to teams in the past in this Premiership so we cant underestimate them and what they can bring, but likewise we need to be able to try and take the opportunities presented to us and we need to be confident ourselves so its going to be a really good test.” – Nick Tompkins
Where To Follow
Radio – BBC Hereford & Worcester, coverage from 14H00
Twitter - @saracens