Harlequins v Saracens Saturday 22nd December
� Harlequins have had a poor Heineken Cup campaign and lost both their back to back matches to Bristol. They are now eliminated from the competition with 2 matches still to play.
� They are bottom of Pool 3 with no wins and only a home draw against Cardiff Blues to show for their efforts.
� They are better placed in the Guinness Premiership winning 4 of their opening 7 matches to occupy 5th position in the league, 6 points behind leaders Gloucester.
� Harlequins have won all 4 of their league matches this season at the Stoop.
� 18 of their 21 league points have come on home turf.
� Saracens pulled off a remarkable comeback at Viadana on Saturday scoring 31 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Italians 34-26.
� They stay top of Heineken Cup Pool 4, 2 points ahead of the erratic Biarritz and have an excellent chance of reaching the quarter-final stage.
� With 159 points scored, they are the highest scorers in theHeineken Cup this season.
� Saracens are also going well in the Guinness Premiership winning 5 of their 7 opening matches. They are 3rd in the table, 4 points behind leaders Gloucester and 2 ahead of Saturday's opponents Harlequins.
� They have won 3 of their 4 away games, the only defeat coming at Sale.
� Harlequins and Saracens have met 20 times in the league since 1997.
� Harlequins have won 8, Saracens 11 and 1 game ended in a draw.
� Saracens completed a league double over Harlequins last season.
� Harlequins have won 7 of the 10 matches played at the Stoop.
Trends and Trivia
� 15 of the 17 individual tries Harlequins have scored this season have been scored by their back line.
� With 5, Harlequins have had the most players in the league receive a yellow card this season.
� Defences are likely to be on top early in this match.Quins have only conceded 15 points in total in the first 20 minutes of matches and Sarries only 19.
� Chris Malone of Harlequins tops the points scoring charts after 7 rounds with 86 to his name.
� He has scored the most penalties in the league, 14 and also missed the most,12.
� Steve So'oialo has scored most tries for Harlequins this season with 3.
� Saturday could see the Guinness Premiership debuts of Saracens new international signings Chris Jack and Brent Russell.
� Glen Jackson has scored 49 points for Saracens this season, 1 more than Gordon Ross on 48.
� Saracens Richard Haughton and Adam Powell are equal second behind Lesley Vainikolo on 4 tries each.