Saracens Will Battle Ulster At Ravenhill

Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth says Saracens will battle Ulster at Ravenhill in the Heineken Cup

It looks like this weekend's Heineken Cup quarter-finals are the hardest to call in the history of the competition.

There should be some serious action across the games and it goes without saying how much we are looking forward to our match with Ulster at a redeveloped Ravenhill.

It is going to be epic. The atmosphere will be electric with a new stand and hopefully, plenty of travelling support. And with so much at stake, it won't be a place for faint hearts.

Ulster finished top of a group that contained Montpellier and Leicester and that shows how good they are in the big matches.

But this Saracens team likes a battle and we have been excited all week to get out there.

We will go into the match after a good win at Wasps that followed a cracking team trip to New York. Having a drink with your mates in one of the most famous cities in the world was a good experience.

It was important to come back from that trip and win and we did just that. We will go into the game in good form so let's see what happens.

Saracens in action against Bath

The other three games will be close and I include Leicester's trip to Clermont in that. The French side have an incredible 74-game unbeaten record at home and have strength everywhere you look.

But Leicester are just the sort of side that can end that record. They have plenty of experience in their side, know all about the big occasion and Richard Cockerill will have them in the right frame of mind.

They have also rediscovered their form at just the right time of the season and with Manu Tuilagi and Niki Goneva in the backfield, they will be a handful for any team on Earth.

Richard Cockerill will have Leicester Tigers in the right frame of mind for the Clermont game.

Leinster have got a good pedigree in Europe too and they won't be afraid of going to Toulon. But I can see the home side nicking it because they always seem to find the big performance in the big games, like when they beat Leicester and us in the knock-out stages last season.

The first game is Toulouse at Munster. Who knows what any French side will do on their travels but they were impressive against us this year and squeezed the life out of both games which were played a snail's pace.

Munster will have to start well and make the most of their home advantage but if they let Toulouse dictate the pace, it could be a very tense afternoon.


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