22nd December 2018
KL Saracens 1st XV began their pre-season preparations for the 2019 KRS league with a friendly fixture vs local rivals Cobra at Padang Astaka in PJ on 22nd December. It was a game of two halves, with Saracens blitzing out to a 26-5 half-time lead having applied pressure all over the park, at scrums, at the breakdown and in open play, with tries coming from great running lines from the backs in particular. KLS tried some positional changes in the second half which took some time for players to adapt to, and Cobra did not miss their opportunity to create a shift in momentum and force their way back into the game with some creative attacking rugby of their own. That said, the Sarries boys dug in and defended resiliently what had become a narrow lead to emerge winners by a score of 26-24 in their last fixture of 2018.
Pre-season will continue in January 2019 with friendly fixtures against Kelleys on Jan 12th, ASAS Rugby on 19th Jan and Keris Conlay on 26th Jan.