StadiumMK gets some rugby practice before the big event

Stadium MK set for record gate Credit: ITV Anglia

Stadium MK is hosting a Premiership rugby game between Northampton Saints and Saracens to test out how it'll cope with staging games in the Rugby World Cup in October.

Stadium MK is set for a new attendance record as Northampton Saintstake on Saracens in Milton Keynes. The crowd will exceed the previoushigh of just under 27 thousand when MK Dons beat Manchester United 4-0in the Capital One League Cup last August.

Saints are sporting a new predominantly red and white strip for the game.

A near sell out 30,000 crowd was expected, with thefixture billed as the 'Best of English'. Northampton Saints started apoint clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership, with Saracens 3rd, 6points behind the Saints.

Saints warming up Credit: ITV Anglia

Northampton Saints players warm up ahead of their Aviva Premiershipmeeting with Saracens at Stadium MK. The fixture doubles up as a testevent for Milton Keynes ahead of the Rugby World Cup this Autumn.

Volunteers at the game Credit: ITV Anglia

Plenty of volunteers have been working around the stadium as part ofthe Rugby World Cup test event in Milton Keynes. Collectively they'llbe known as 'The Pack' when officially launched in May.