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Saracens played at Allianz Park for the very first time yesterday as they beat Cardiff Blues 19-11 in the LV=Cup.

The game was a 'test event' - with only a limited number of tickets available - before the official opening on February 16 when the Men in Black host Exeter Chiefs in the league.

 

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New home

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The try line

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Saracens pie with the club's logo encrusted

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England's Alex Goode came through the match unscathed

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Rainbow rings the main stand

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Nils Mordt kicked 14 points on the day

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James Short scores Saracens' first try at Allianz Park

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Short brought down

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The pitch is made of 65mm yarn, with added sand and a rubber infill

Pictures: Action Images & Tom Allnutt