WP, Saracens to square off

2014-06-10 14:14
Gert Smal (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province will play English Premiership side, Saracens, at Allianz Park in London on Sunday, November 9.

“To play Saracens in London will be a great experience for our players and coaches and, while some of our players will be involved in the Springbok tour to Europe, we will field our strongest possible team at Allianz Park," Director of Rugby Gert Smal said via the team's official website.

Saracens defeated the Sharks earlier this year, and will be aiming to maintain their 100% record against top South African opposition. They will also host the Bulls in January next year.

Mark McCall, Saracens’ Director of Rugby, commented: “Western Province have long been one of the leading teams in the southern hemisphere, and it will be a great thrill for our players and supporters to welcome the Cape team to Allianz Park.”

Saracens topped the overall standings in the 2013/14 Premiership, losing just three times in 22 league matches, before going down narrowly to Northampton Saints in a dramatic final at Twickenham at the end of May.

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