A full house will set a new attendance record for the venue, re-taking it on behalf of the Saints, whose previous mark was only overtaken when MK Dons hosted Manchester United in the League Cup last summer.
It will also set the tone for 2015, which will also see stadiummk host three Rugby World Cup matches, including Samoa’s own group match against Japan in October.
And for Pisi, who has played there twice before in black, green and gold, it will also be a good chance to check out the pitch ahead of his national duty later in the year.
“We’ve played there before and it’s a nice stadium, and to see all the supporters come out to watch us play will be awesome,” he says. “Franklin’s Gardens is great, but it’s not as big and if we can get more people in the crowd then we will want to play well for them in what’s going to be a big game.
“It’s a good chance for us Samoans to find out where the hot spots are, where to score some good tries, and what type of place it’s like. It’s good to know where you’re going to play in the World Cup.”
The match on April 25th will also form part of England Rugby 2015’s testing programme, allowing the organisers to test elements of match day delivery at Stadium MK ahead of hosting three Rugby World Cup 2015 matches: France v Canada on Thursday, October 1st; Samoa v Japan on Saturday, October 3rd; and Fiji v Uruguay on Tuesday, October 6th.
Tickets for the Aviva Premiership clash between the Saints and Saracens are now on general sale through Ticketmaster. Head to www.tinyurl.com/SAI-SAR-1415 and follow the straightforward instructions to book online 24/7.
Hospitality packages are also available for supporters who want to make a special day of it at stadiumMK, including a four-course meal, unique insight from Saints players before and after the match, complimentary house wine, draught beer and soft drinks, and post-match refreshments. For more information and to book your place email [email protected]