This is why the Saracens vs the Stormers match will be the biggest club match of the century
The Saracens are set to play the Stormers in a massive one-off match against South African Super Rugby side the Stormers next season.
Rugby Onslaught looks into why this will truly be one of the biggest club rugby matches that we have ever seen.
The match between the two sides will be staged at Tottenham Hotspurs ground, Saracens believe a 2021 fixture against a South African side will be a popular attraction for fans.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) July 23, 2020
With Saracens destined to be relegated to the Championship next season after the salary scandal of 2019, the club will be void of any big-money games to boost revenues for the team.
The club instead appears to be looking to invest in big one-off matches to keep their fans and their players going.
Why is a Saracens vs Stormers game such a big deal?
Saracens, despite their problems, are still undoubtedly the strongest rugby team in England. The Stormers, arguably are the best team in South Africa despite the Sharks having a great start to Super Rugby before the break-in rugby.
Both teams are blessed with a host of International stars from their countries.
Saracens England players
George Kruis (left for Japan)
Stormers Springbok players
Pieter Steph du Toit
With both teams being full of World Cup final stars, this game can rightfully be dubbed the unofficial rematch of the Rugby World Cup final in 2019.
England are not set to play South Africa until the end of 2021, and that may not be the case if fixtures are altered due to changing rugby calendars.
Could we be treated to tries like this in the ultimate England vs South Africa club clash?
— DHL Stormers (@THESTORMERS) March 19, 2020
England will be chomping at the bit to get revenge against South Africa after the humiliation they suffered from them at the end of the World Cup.
Would the Stormers be able to compete against Sarries away from home?