Aug 29, 2018
Saracens Women to host Lille Métropole this weekend
Saracens Women will play French side Lille Métropole in a friendly on Saturday at Allianz Park.
The Women in Black continue to lead the growth of the game in Europe having travelled to France over the past two seasons to face Top 8 opposition.
Lille will be bringing a squad over to north London mixed with youth and experience as they look to prepare for their French Championship opener in mid-September against Tyrrells Premier 15s champions Sarries.
It is the first time Frédéric Cocqu’s side have crossed the channel for a pre-season fixture while Saracens travelled to France to take on Stade Rennais last term.
The game kicks-off at 15H30 and is free for all supporters to attend.
Head coach Alex Austerberry said: “After a successful pre-season block we are looking forward to getting out there and seeing how far we've come.
“It's a great opportunity for players to put their hand up for selection for the opening Premier 15s match and also experiment with some new combinations against strong opposition in Lille.”