Visiting Saracens All About Business

Saracens, the present Aviva Premiership and European Cup champions, will return to Bermuda for a third time this summer — and this time it is serious.

Saracens, as well as Premiership club Harlequins and Greene King IPA Championship side London Irish, have visited Bermuda over the past four years to take part in an exhibition game — the Atlantic Cup — against the Bermuda Barbarians.

Relaxed, low-key, and with little in the way of hard rugby, the trip has traditionally been used to let those players not on international duty unwind away from the glare of fans and media, while raising funds for Beyond Rugby Bermuda.

However, this summer it will be all business, with the Saracens squad expected to include several internationals and British Lions players.The London club are scheduled to spend a week of their pre-season in early August on the island, with a game against a United States side thrown into the mix.Saracens are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, August 6, and depart the following Sunday. Their squad of 65 will take part in a training camp at the National Sports Centre, and on Thursday, August 10, will play against a United States XV.

Bermuda National Sports Centre