Saracans fan Louise Warr expects Sarries to continue to thrive on the road as they face Ulster in the Heineken Cup

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Ever since the start of the ‘new era’ Saracens, the way in which they go about their team bonding has set them apart from the rest.

From Brighton to the Oktoberfest, Verbier or South Africa, they have set their sights on making memories as well as giving themselves an edge over their opponents.

The latest installment in the adventures of Saracens took them to New York and the team will be hoping their trip to the big apple has the same impact as previous spring outings.

Next stop for the team is Ravenhill, for their Heineken Cup quarter-final challenge against Ulster.

The game is a reverse of last season’s fixture in which Saracens ran out 27-16 victors, knocking out arguably form team of the 2012/2013 tournament.

This year the challenge they face is different.

Going to Ireland and winning is no easy task.

You can guarantee that all but a few packed into the stadium will be noisy Irishmen and women willing their side through every ruck, maul, tackle and try.

Most sides would fear the intense pressure they will face but it seems to be something Saracens relish.

Since the change in Saracens fortunes they have conquered some of the most revered fortresses in English rugby.

Their recent record at Welford Road is something Saracens fans would have thought they would only ever dream of while their winning ratio at Frankins Gardens in the last five years isn’t bad either.

On the European stage, Saracens have yet to take the step up and win against a fellow knockout stage contender on the road.

However, Saracens have their own Irish weapon in their ranks and if anybody can mastermind a win away in Ireland, it would be Mark McCall.

It is time for Saracens to put their big apple adventure to the test and take on the might of the Ravenhill faithful.

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