An intriguing clash is lining up at Kingsholm where Gloucester await the challenge of Saracens.
There is much to play for in this encounter for George Skivington’s men who, should they emerge victorious, could break into the top 4 and claim a semi-final spot. For this to occur, however, they would have to rely on Newcastle Falcons pulling the rug out from under Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens – an unlikely prospect at this stage but that will not stop Gloucester from leaving everything out on the pitch.
In the previous round, Gloucester fell to Quins at the Twickenham Stoop:
Saracens, who are guaranteed a home semi-final, were last in action against Saints in a high-scoring game which saw the teams separated by just four points at the final whistle:
From the coaches:
Kevin Sorrell (Saracens):
“We want to go down to Gloucester and put in a good performance to help us build in to the semi final. There’s a lot of excitement around the group and we want to keep that momentum going this weekend at Kingsholm.”
George Skivington (Gloucester):
“We’ve still got a shot and I think we’re in a good place with one game to play. We’re very focused on this game and nothing else. We understand how good Saracens are and we played them a few weeks ago and they were outstanding.
“We’re solely focused on playing hard and approaching this game and the outcome is the outcome but we want to give a good performance at Kingsholm.
“We expect a very good team to come here on Saturday. They were very good a few weeks ago when they came here and we’ve played them both home and away already so we know each other well.
“Sarries are an extremely well-oiled machine. A very good team with some world class players in there. We know it’ll be extremely tough and we experienced that a couple of weeks ago.