Rugby

Sarries still heading to CT

2011-12-20 07:41
Saracens (File)
Cape Town - English club Saracens are still heading to South Africa in January despite cancelling their scheduled Heineken Cup match.

Saracens were supposed to play French outfit Biarritz here on 14 January.

The match was initially scheduled to be played at the Cape Town Stadium but the Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) insisted for the game to be played at Newlands instead.

This fighting between the WPRU and the Cape Town City Council eventually prompted Saracens to cancel the game and move it back to the Northern Hemisphere.

However, the club already bought their plane tickets and will now travel here with a large group of players to conduct a training camp.

Their second team, the Storm, will also play a friendly match against the Maties' Varsity Cup side in Stellenbosch.

"It's not an official match. Saracens have bought their flight tickets and will therefore come and practice in the Cape," Maties coach Chean Roux told Die Burger newspaper.

"Fifteen other players will also come along, who will play as the Storm against us.

"We will provide the replacements," said Roux.

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