Jan 29, 2016
Saracens v Bath Match Preview
This weekend sees the start of an intense period of fixtures for all Aviva Premiership Clubs while the Six Nations take place. Saracens have a number of challenging fixtures in the upcoming weeks and Saturday’s game against Bath will present the men in black with the first test of this period.
Bath will arrive in North London looking for their first win since Saracens moved to Allianz Park and while they have only managed one away win so far in 2015/16, that win was the highest points tally recorded by an Aviva Premiership team on the road this season.
Like Saracens, Bath have a number of their key players away with their National sides for the Six Nations however their squad is still packed with talent. Winger Semesa Rokoduguni has made the most clean breaks (47) and beaten the most defenders (98) in the Aviva Premiership since 2014/15 and will pose a key attacking threat on Saturday. Rhys Priestland, capped 40 times for Wales starts at fly-half for the West Country side while in the forwards South African Francois Louw, who will captain the side on Saturday, is likely to play an influential role from the back row as he tries to control the breakdown.
After a successful run in the Champions Cup group stages Saracens will be looking to get stuck in to their Aviva Premiership fixtures. Speaking ahead of the game Mark McCall said “Bath will be a real test of where we are at squad-wise as they are a quality outfit and we know that they possess some very good players who are capable of winning big games.”
The Saracens vs Bath match day is proudly sponsored by St Martha’s School, North London’s leading Catholic independent day school for girls aged 11-18. To find out more about St Martha’s please visit http://st-marthas.co.uk/