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The Saracens Rugby Club team arrived in Bermuda last night from the UK. The 35 Saracens players, coaches and support staff will be joined by another 15 International players who will arrive over the next few days to make up an International select team, that will also include Bermudian players, for a match on Friday, May 31st.

More than 50 corporate guests, club supporters and fans are also expected to come to the island for the Game.

One of the top premiership rugby teams in the UK, the Saracens have chosen Bermuda to tour as a part of their community outreach programme, helping promote the game of rugby to young people and raising funds for the local Beyond Rugby Charity.

The Atlantic Cup, which will be held on Friday, May 31, 6:30pm at the National Sports Centre has been put up for the tour by the local organizers, David Tucker and Gareth Nokes and it is hoped that this will become an annual event on our sports tourism calendar.

Minister Crockwell said: “The Bermuda Department of Tourism is thrilled to be one of the sponsors for this fantastic opportunity to promote Bermuda with one of the highest profile teams in the UK. I encourage everyone to come out and see one of the world’s premier sporting teams in action and to support our local players in the game of their lifetime.”

Total Rugby, a major Rugby TV series in the UK, that reaches over 200 million homes worldwide, has come to the island to follow the Saracens tour and will be doing a program that highlights not only the team but Bermuda as well. Fairmont Hamilton Princess is the host hotel for the team.