Coetzee relishing Sarries challenge

Date published: November 3 2014

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WP coach Allister Coetzee is predicting an ‘incredible end to the season’ when his side face Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is predicting an ‘incredible end to the season’ when his side face Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Coetzee, who guided WP to success in the Currie Cup Final two weeks ago, expects a tough battle.

“We have the chance to play against Saracens in London – it’s an incredible end to the season,” he told Saracens’ official website.

“There is obviously a strong South African flavour at Saracens, from the shareholders through to the players, and everybody can see the progress they have made in the past five-and-a-half years, becoming one of the most consistent and powerful clubs in Europe.”

“Their defence is admired, and now copied, around the rugby world, and we are expecting a massive challenge at Allianz Park.

“Some South Africans have made the mistake of underrating European club rugby, and many were surprised when Saracens beat the Sharks in London earlier this year.”

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