Saracens Return To Wembley

Tuesday, 29, September, 2009
Guinness Premiership league leaders Saracens will play Tri-Nations and World Champions South Africa at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, November 17 (kick-off 7:30pm).

Tickets for the match at the 90,000 -seat stadium are attractively priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s, and the match completes a Springbok tour schedule that includes Tests against France, Italy and Ireland and an opening match against Leicester Tigers.

Andy Marinos, acting managing director of SA Rugby, said: “Many South Africans have been excited by Saracens’ outstanding start to the season, and we look forward to playing our full part in what will be a great evening for our players and coaches, and also the large expatriate South African community in London and south-east England.”

The South African squad will travel to London after playing France in Toulouse on Saturday November 14 and will then move on to Udine, where they play Italy on Saturday November 21.

“This is sure to be another fantastic occasion,” said Saracens chairman Nigel Wray. “The Springboks are indisputably the No.1 team in the world at the moment, and it will be tremendous honour and a privilege for us to welcome them at Wembley.”

Peter de Villiers, Springbok coach, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic year so far, and this match – against an in-form club team at one of the great stadiums in the world – will certainly become yet another highlight in this memorable season. Overseas tours always provide us with an opportunity to expose our emerging young talents to the international game and this will be a fantastic platform through which to do that. We expect Saracens to be tough but we also believe in the abilities of our squad.”

Saracens Director of Rugby Brendan Venter said: “This is yet more evidence of our club’s ambitions. Our players will need no extra motivation for this match.”

Tickets for the match can be obtained at

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