Report this comment
  • "Sounds like a win, win, win for everyone - local supporters, helps WFC, and most of all Sarries if it comes off."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths avoids ruling out a return to Vicarage Road for Heineken Cup quarter-final clash

Picture: Action Images

Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport
Last updated

Saracens could yet make another return to Vicarage Road as the club seek a venue for their Heineken Cup home quarter-final clash against Ulster in April.

The Men in Black played their last scheduled match at the football ground on Sunday ahead of the club's much-anticipated move to the new Allianz Park stadium in Barnet.

Sarries beat Edinburgh 40-7 to ensure progression to the knockout stages and set up a home tie in the last eight.

Heineken Cup rules however state that a team must have at least a 15,000 capacity venue to host a quarter-final match - 5,000 more than can currently be seated at Allianz Park.

Sarries CEO Edward Griffiths said: "We are looking at a whole range of options. We have planned but now some of those plans have got to take shape."

When asked whether Vicarage Road was one of those options Griffiths said: "The options include every stadium in the world. We're just looking at everything available." 

Saracens have played at a number of locations this season and are more likely to revisit the likes of Wembley, Twickenham or Stadium MK for the clash.

But Griffiths joked it wouldn't be the first time the club had booked an unexpected reunion with Watford.

He said: "All I'll say is that we played our last game at Vicarage Road but we have said that before - this is our third last game at Vicarage Road."

The match against Ulster will take place on the weekend of April 6.

Saracens host their first game at Allianz Park on Sunday against Cardiff Blues in the LV=Cup.

Comments (12)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree