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Saracens to discover opening-day opponents

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 July 2018

Saracens beat Northampton Saints 55-24 on the opening day of last season (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

Saracens beat Northampton Saints 55-24 on the opening day of last season (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

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Fixtures for this season’s Gallagher Premiership will be released at 11am on Friday

Saracens will find out who they will begin their Gallagher Premiership title defence against when the fixtures are released on Friday.

The fixtures for the upcoming league season will be released at 11am on Friday, with the opening round of matches taking place on the weekend of August 31 to September 2.

The Allianz Park outfit start the new campaign as reigning champions after defeating Exeter Chiefs 27-10 in the play-off final at Twickenham Stadium in May.

And Mark McCall’s men will hope for a favourable game on the opening day of the season to get their defence off to a winning start.

Fans of the north London club will also be on the lookout for the games against top-flight new boys Bristol Bears, who won the Greene King IPA Championship last term.

Sarries began last season with a 55-24 demolition of rivals Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium as part of the London Double Header, with Sean Maitland scoring a first-half hat-trick of tries.

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