Saracens - Wray hoping for a great atmosphere at London Stadium

Mar 23, 2018

Wray hoping for a great atmosphere at London Stadium


This weekend is going to be a special occasion for most involved with Saracens but none more so than Jackson Wray.

The 27-year-old is a self-confessed West Ham United fan and being able to play at the home of the Hammers, the London Stadium, is opportunity he is relishing.

Wray has watched the Premier League outfit at Saturday’s venue several times this season and has seen the atmosphere at its best, something he hopes can be emulated by a 57,000-strong crowd.

“It’s good to be able to play there and I’m really looking forward to it,” he told Saracens.com.

“I’ve been there a few times to watch the football and it’s a pretty good stadium.

I’ve seen the stadium at it’s best and at its worst. When we (West Ham) played Leicester in October the crowd were unbelievable, and the atmosphere was phenomenal.

“I’ve seen it at its loudest and it really does generate a noise. I hope we get that kind of noise this weekend and hopefully we can go there and celebrate a win in the home changing room for once!”

Harlequins provide the opposition for Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership in an important couple of weeks for Sarries.

After Quins, the Men in Black take on Leinster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals and Wray believes these big fixtures provide the drive for the squad to be successful.

He said: “This is a great starting point for the next 10 to 12 weeks.

“It’s been an up and down year but we’re in the quarter-finals of Europe and in a reasonably good place in the Premiership so this is a good opportunity to kick on, springboard ourselves to where we want to be and we know it’s the time of year you need to be flying.

“We’re really looking to make the most of the next couple of weeks and playing in these big stadiums against big teams is as much motivation as we need really.”

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