Saracens to face Newcastle in Philadelphia under four-year US deal

Promotional partner for new Premiership venture heralds regular-season game featuring ‘the Manchester United of rugby’ as building block for rugby in America

Premiership Rugby announced on Wednesday a new four-year deal to stage regular-season games in the US, starting, as previously reported in the Guardian, with Saracens – “the Manchester United of rugby” – against Newcastle in Philadelphia on 16 September.

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