Harlequins and Saracens will look to keep their Women’s Tyrells Premier 15 title pursuits on course this weekend.

Saracens, who currently sit second in the table and trail Harlequins by three points having played a game fewer than their title rivals, entertain Loughborough Lightning.

With Lightning occupying third spot, picking up victory will be no easy task for Sarries, who will also have one eye on Quins clash with Gloucester-Hartpury.

Alex Austeberry’s side have been imperious this season and boast a perfect record of nine wins from nine.

They may have to shake off some rust, though, having not played since mid-December after their most recent encounter with Richmond was postponed after a failed pitch inspection.

Their previous league outing provided a potentially vital victory in the race for the title as they overcame Quins 33-27 in a keenly contested clash.

The two sides matched each other for much of last season before Sarries claimed their second title on the spin with a 33-17 win over Quins.

Lightning’s attack could pose the biggest threat to Sarries hopes of picking up a victory and they come into the game in free-scoring form.

They thrashed Bristol Bears 55-7 in their last match and have won seven of their league games so far this term.

Saracens follow the meeting with Lightning with an away day clash against Worcester Women.

For Quins the name of the game will be keeping Sarries at bay with a victory over Gloucester-Hartpury.

Once again, the opposition will not simply be swept aside though, and Quins will have to be at their best to get the better of fourth-place Hartpury.

They have been beaten only three times this term, but Quins will take confidence from the fact they were responsible for one of those defeats after they recorded a 39-12 success in the reverse fixture in October.

Quins have been prolific this season and arrive in Gloucester having scored a league high 506 points in 10 games so far.

Their most recent appearance ended in a comprehensive 38-10 win over Worcester Warriors and they have amassed an impressive 11 bonus points.

Finally, Richmond are out to give their ailing season a much-needed shot in the arm with a win over Worcester.

Richmond sit ninth in the table with a solitary win but know a bonus-point victory would see them go level on points with Warriors.