Champions Cup Round 2 preview

The Champions Cup continues this weekend when the Ospreys travel to Allianz Park to face back to back winners Saracens on Saturday night.





Pool 2: Saracens v Ospreys

Saturday, 21 October, Kick-off: 19:45, Allianz Park

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Ita), Assistant Ref: Manuel Bottino (Ita), Assistant Ref: Matteo Liperini (Ita), TMO: Stefano Penne (Ita), Citing Commissioner: Tim Lowry (Ire)

Match facts

  • Saracens have won the three previous meetings between the clubs, although all three victories came by single figure margins.
  • Saracens have won their last 13 home games in the Champions Cup, with just two sides (RC Toulon, ASM Clermont Auvergne) managing to get within losing bonus point range during that run.
  • The Ospreys are winless in their last 10 away games against Premiership opposition. Their last success was in England in January 2007 against Sale Sharks.
  • Liam Williams was one of four players to score two tries on the opening weekend, he also made more metres (125) and breaks (6) than any other player.
  • Owen Farrell scored 17 points last weekend, more than any other player in Round 1.





Leading Scorers 2017/18 Champions Cup