With the Weekend featured game being Saracens v Gloucester Rugby there are sure to be plenty of tries. The last time these two played each other was last season, at the Allianz, with Saracens running out 62-12 winners. The score count on penalties that day was 3-16, so if The Cherry and Whites are to get anything out of this game, their discipline will have to improve on last season’s, which will be hard to do when Saracens apply pressure and they will!”
Saracens have two away wins out of three games, so should be happy to be playing their toughest opponents yet, Gloucester, and possible contenders for the title, at home in Allianz Park. A Saracens win here will make it four in a row over Gloucester.
Saracens are joint top of the table with Exeter Chiefs on points but will be hoping to bridge the 13 point score difference between them, with an emphatic win here. Meanwhile, Gloucester, have third place in the table all to themselves, with a three-point gap between themselves and the top two sides.
The last time these two played each other was last season, at the Allianz, with Saracens running out 62-12 winners. The score count on penalties that day was 3-16, so if The Cherry and Whites are to get anything out of this game, their discipline will have to improve on last season’s visit, which will be hard to do when Saracens apply pressure and they will!
Billy Twelvetrees has been in great form with the boot for Gloucester, having scored 8 penalties and 7 conversions so far this season. Danny Cipriani is another Gloucester player at the top of his game and it will be crucial that he performs at Allianz Park. Meanwhile, Saracens have both Owen Farrell and Alex Lewington in the form of their lives and with Farrell returning from a minor strain, this match should be the standout game of the weekend.
League leaders Exeter travel to Kingston Park Stadium, the home of the Newcastle Falcons, a venue where they lost last season, 28-20. A win here again for the Falcons would be a boost to their league campaign, as they currently sit at 8th and only for a result against Worcester could very well have been propping up the table coming into this match.
Exeter Chiefs are in top form having won 3/3. They could afford the luxury of resting 9 of their players against Sale Sharks and still being able to win 38-18. The Falcons are not out of this by any means and with the crowd behind them, it could be just the boost they need!
Bottom side Worcester have a daunting task; they head to Leicester to try and secure their first win of the campaign. They have paid eleven visits to Welford Road since 1895 and have never won there, and that record is unlikely to be broken this weekend either.
The Tigers currently lie in 7th place in the league and might relish the chance of taking points from 12th place Warriors, who are currently a side out of form and in transition.
Worcester have a new captain in the shape of Jonathon Thomas and must hope the Tigers slip up if they are to get any kind of result.
Below you can find the full list of the remaining games of the Gallagher Premiership Round Four.
Saturday 22nd September, Kick-Off @ 1500hrs (Unless Stated)
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