Saracens eye blockbuster clash against Springboks

2020-01-28 07:43
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Cape Town - English club Saracens are reportedly eyeing a match against the world champion Springboks next season.

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Saracens, who have close ties to South Africa, have been relegated from the English Premiership for breaching the tournament's salary cap.

Not content at just playing in the second-tier Championship, the London club are eyeing matches against top international teams to keep their array of international stars busy.

According to the UK-based The Times, discussions to face Tier 1 Test nations are going "encouragingly well", with matches against the Springboks, Barbarians and Super Rugby teams in the pipeline.

Saracens played a midweek fixture against the Springboks at Wembley in 2009, when they famously fought back from 18-6 down to win 24-23.

Saracens won the Premiership as well as the European Champions Cup last season before the salary cap scandal thrust the club into disarray.

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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