Chris Cusiter taking on Saracens earlier in the season at The AJ Bell Stadium
We take on Saracens on Saturday in the Aviva Premiership in a Top Four clash, and here are five facts about our opponents!
Fact 1: The Saracens name can be traced back to the famous desert warriors led by Saladin in the late 12th century. They were renowned for their extreme mobility, and powers of endurance, which when allied to their bountiful enthusiasm, rendered the Saracens invincible.
Fact 2: In 1876 the Saracens Football Club was founded by the Old Boys of the Philological School in Marylebone (later to become Marylebone Grammar School) and its first fixture was at Primrose Hill playing fields with the red star and crescent worn.
Fact 3: In November 1995 Saracens gained the financial backing of Nigel Wray and this enabled the club to recruit the likes of Michael Lynagh, Philippe Sella, Francois Pienaar andKyran Bracken. Saracens moved again to Enfield F.C.'s ground, Southbury Road, before moving to Watford FC's Vicarage Road in 1997 until 2013. In 2013, they moved to Allianz Park in North London.
Fact 4: The top scorer for Saracens in the Premiership is Glen Jackson, who scored 1505 points for the club. The fly-half is now an international referee, who reffed Scotland vs Wales at the weekend.
Fact 5: They have won two major bits of silverware, winning the Tetley's Bitter Cup in 1998, and the Aviva Premiership in 2010/11. They also won the RFU Championship in 1988-89 and 1994-95 as well as the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series in 2010.