Saracens take on Harlequins at Vicarage Road this coming Sunday in what is a crucial game for their Guiness Premiership ambitions this year.
Saracens, riding a wave of solid results in all competitions over the first half of the season, let things slip last week against Jonny Wilkinson and the Newcastle Falcons but were spared any real damage due to a round of strange and unlikely results with the top 4 teams all putting in below-par performances, with Gloucester, Leicester and Bath also losing.Currently sitting in fourth place in the Premiership, with an EDF semi-final and a Heineken Cup quarter-final yet to be played, this is turning into a dream season for Neil de Kock’s boys.
Having been guilty of not quite realising their potential in recent years this could seemingly become the season where all this changes should Saracens finish off the season in the manner they began.
Nigel Wray has invested heavily in a few select few southern hemisphere stars, a move that has paid handsome dividends over the last few months. None of this, however, distracts from the performances the team has put in as a whole over the last few months.
Harlequins, on the other hand, are also busy climbing the Premiership table.
Having won only 2 of their last fourteen games Harlequins still find themselves in sixth position in the Premiership and within striking distacne of a top 4 finish.
Last having won against Saracens in November 2004, Harlequins will themselves looking to procure a top 4 spot with a win on Sunday.
Quinns are similarly fielding several foreign faces and convincingly beat bottom-of-the-log Worcester 36-15 last Saturday.
All in all it promises to be a cracker with more than just pride at stake.
Kick-off at 6pm.
Line-ups to be posted when announced.Tweet