14 October 2019 13:00
There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing a location for a sizeable event; accessibility for attendees, good transport links and on-site parking to name but a few. Putting on a large event calls for an impressive venue and here at Allianz Park, we are proud to tick all of the above boxes in spades. If you're looking for outdoor space, our full size all-weather 4G pitch is available to hire regardless of what the British climate throws at you – from American Football to fun with inflatables – our in-house team is on-hand to suggest ideas and advise throughout the enquiry process. Why not host a team-building sports day or bring your children's school offsite to give them the real stadium experience? If you prefer not to chance the weather man, our Olympic Bar is the largest indoor event space at Allianz Park – boasting the original 80m warm-up track from the 2012 Olympics, this flexible room offers a blank canvas which can accommodate up to 3,500 guests and has hosted wedding fairs, exhibitions and food markets in the past.
With further indoor function rooms available overlooking our famous 'hallowed turf' and a range of packages available for corporate, community or private hire – Allianz Park provides a unique and spacious venue that will allow your event to go big and make its mark. Saracens trounce Exeter Chiefs 38-7 at Allianz Park Saracens 38-7 Exeter Chiefs, Allianz Park Alex Lewington and Dominic Morris scored doubles as Saracens trounced Exeter Chiefs 38-7 in their Gallagher Premiership encounter at Allianz Park on Saturday. The win has taken Saracens to 77 points in the table as they narrow down the gap with table toppers Exeter Chiefs to four points. Saracens made 11 changes to their line-up while Exeter made 12 but both the teams struggled to find a breakthrough early on. The Sarries showed better intent at the start of the second half with Lewington (43') and Nick Tompkins (45') and Marcelo Bosch added conversions on both the occasion to make it 21-0.
"We are really looking forward to Sam joining us next season," Academy Manager Mike Hynard said. "We believe he has a lot of potential and are looking forward to see how he develops in our environment. Having represented Wales at U20s level, we are excited to see where Sam can take his game to." Click here for tickets to the biggest game of the season – the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final on 1 June. Wainwright's consistent playing time continued in the 2018/19 season where he featured 22 out of 30 league matches for RGC. The youngster will link-up with Saracens in the summer and is looking forward to plying his trade at a club which has seen a large number of Academy run out for the first team.
It's a chance to develop my game at a top European club and I'm relishing the opportunity." There are three AGPs in the Gallagher Premiership at Saracens' Allianz Park, Worcester Warriors' Sixways and Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park stadiums. Last November he agreed to join the Exeter Chiefs on a two-year contract this summer. Saturday marks his final match for the Glasgow Warriors as they take on defending champions Leinster in the Pro14 final at Celtic Park (6.30pm). The last couple of weeks – he played his final game at Scotstoun in the semi-final win over Ulster – he's been trying to fend off any maudlin feelings. He explained: "The thing for me is that I am just concentrating on my job for the team and making sure that we have the opportunity to take home the Pro14 trophy. An obvious parallel to draw between Glasgow and Leinster is how they fared in defeat to Saracens, the Warriors thumped in a Champions Cup quarter-final at Allianz Park, the Irish province unable to lower the colours of the English club in the final at St James's Park. Hogg explained: "The game against Saracens was probably the best thing to happen to us; they gave us the kick up the backside that we needed. Up front we were bullied, we weren't clinical enough as a backline and that is the way that you have to play in these final games. We have had a good reaction on the back of that game. "If you give a team like Saracens time and space they are going to hurt you. If you give a team like Leinster time and space they are going to hurt you as well. We quickly realised how tough it was going to be on the (Pro14) run-in to get ourselves in a position to qualify for playoffs and then get a home semi-final. "We knew that we had to have a real clinical edge in our game, that on the back of our solid defence, we really fronted up; our decision-making at the breakdown has been a lot better. Our decision-making in attack, we have had that clinical edge but we have taken the right options, we have played right on top of teams. "We are finding the balance with our kicking game and I think Adam (Hastings), George (Horne) and Ali (Price), Pete Horne, they have put us in the right areas and it has been a lot tougher for (opposing) teams to exit. We have found ourselves with a good amount of ball but in the right areas of the field. Hogg admitted that when training wasn't sharp enough or performance levels dipped in matches that players kept referring to the Saracens match; they wanted it to be a watershed moment in their season. Glasgow won a few weeks ago in the RDS but the changes to both starting teams on Saturday evening will be appreciable. The Scottish club won't be leaning heavily on that result to foster self belief, and there isn't a revenge motif that dates back five years to when Leinster beat them in the 2014 Pro12, as it was then, final. Hogg said: "That was a long, long time ago now. I think we have had some good ding-dong battles with Leinster over the years. At times in big games we came up short. "They came across here I think it was last season in the second game of the Champions Cup and bullied us. Defensively we are going to have to be spot on, try and keep their key players out of the game as much as we possibly can and make the most of the opportunities we get with the ball. "There might be only five or six but we have to make sure we are making the most of it; keep that scoreboard ticking over and play in the right areas. Rugby is a fairly simple game when you get it right so here's hoping at the weekend we can do exactly that.