Up to 60,000 fans could be in attendance on Saturday as Saracens welcome Bristol Bears for the first-ever rugby match played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Sarries are swapping the StoneX Stadium for Spurs in a bid to bring rugby to a new audience in front of what should be a bumper crowd as Saracens look to keep the pressure on leaders Leicester Tigers at the top of the Gallagher Premiership table 

Saracens back and Spurs fan Alex Lozowski, who will start at outside centre, is looking forward to be playing at such an arena. 

He said: “It’s going to be so special, a bit surreal. 

“It’s such a fantastic stadium, I’m sure everyone will enjoy the day. I’ll be pinching myself, and I’m sure it will bring the best out of me and the team as well.
“We will want to do justice to the occasion.” 

Sarries will be looking to make it three wins in a row against the Bears after a 36-21 win away at Newcastle Falcons in the last round off the back of a 34-27 win against the Tigers. 

Mark McCall’s men were not at their best at Kingston Park but will be boosted this weekend by the return of a number of international stars after the end of the Six Nations. 

Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Elliot Daly, Max Malins all start after returning from England duty while Nick Tompkins also returns from representing Wales. 

It will be hooker George’s 250th appearance for the club, while it’s a century for second row Nick Isiekwe. 

There is also start for Owen Farrell at fly-half after four months out with an injury that ruled him out of the entirety of England’s Six Nations campaign. 

He returns alongside Aled Davies at scrum-half, while Tompkins and Lozowski will start outside Farrell in midfield.  

They’ll be supported by a back three of Elliot Daly, Max Malins, and Alex Goode. 

In the forwards, the returning Itoje is joined by England teammates Nick Isiekwe in the second row and Jamie George at hooker. 

George will be on the front row between Richard Barrington and Vincent Kock, while Jackson Wray, Ben Earl, and Billy Vunipola make up the back row. 

They will face a Bristol Bears side looking to end a two-game winless streak in the league after defeats to Harlequins and a last-gasp loss to West Country rivals Bath. 

However, the Bears have run home 11 tries in their last three games including four against third-placed Harlequins and will provide a tough test for Sarries. 

The Bears also picked up a 61-19 victory over Bath last weekend in the Premiership Rugby Cup, while a much-changed Saracens went down 46-35 to Northampton Saints meaning they will carry some confidence into their trip to the capital.