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Premiership Rugby Cup Social Media Preview

Premiership Rugby Cup Social Media Preview

It’s semi-final time in the Premiership Rugby Cup and four sides are desperate to book their spot in the competition’s inaugural final this weekend.

All eyes will be on Sixways on Friday evening (7.45pm) as Worcester Warriors welcome high-flying Saracens in a match that promises plenty of points.

The home side have been struggling to find consistency in their league campaign but reaching a cup final could be the boost they need to kick-start their season.

Saracens have reached two of the last four finals, when the tournament was known as the Anglo-Welsh cup, and will be confident of reaching another.

Saturday’s second semi-final, meanwhile (12.15pm), pits Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons against each other at Franklin’s Gardens.

Newcastle will be aiming for a first cup final appearance in eight years as they bid to build up some domestic form.

Here’s how the teams have been building up to this weekend’s semi-final action on social media this week.

Worcester centre Will Butler is relishing the prospect of welcoming Sarries to Sixways on Friday night.

Ethan Waller has called upon his teammates to make the most of the electric atmosphere under the lights.


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⚔️ Matchday! #COYW

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If Worcester are to prevail though they’ll need Tom Howe to be on form out wide.

Saracens have congratulated Nick Isiekwe on a career milestone as the 20 year-old prepares to make his 50th club appearance.


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🔥 @nickisiekwe will make his 50th Saracens appearance on Friday. Congrats Lit! ⚫️🔴

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And inside centre Dom Morris is confident the visitors can produce their performance of the season to reach the final.

Saints have been urging fans to come along to Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday to cheer them past Newcastle.

The club have also wished scrum-half Cobus Reinach a happy 29th birthday in comical style.

Youngster Alex Moon, meanwhile, has been preparing for the match with a peculiar choice of diet…


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[Jaffa] Cake to celebrate a new contract 🍪 #notomoonpuns

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Newcastle are fired up for their semi-final clash despite a difficult season in the Gallagher Premiership.


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Semi-final time!

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And the Falcons have been using Kendal’s training facilities this week to prepare for Saturday’s battle.

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