Newcastle Falcons chief Gary Gold has named an unchanged side for this Friday's Aviva Premiership showdown with Saracens at Kingston Park.
Gold, who has guided his resurgent Falcons outfit to back-to-back victories over Sale Sharks and Gloucester, is expecting a stern test from the Londoners.
"In the last few weeks we have been in a situation where every game has been a cup final and this week will be no different," said Gold, who was speaking at yesterday's shirt launch held at Close House Hotel.
He added: "Saracens will be right up for it as they are playing for a home semi-final and we are playing for Premiership survival.
"The type of style of rugby that they play is incredibly difficult to play against and each player knows exactly what they are doing.
"They are incredibly well coached with a good bunch of guys down there - I would go as far as saying that this is our toughest challenge of the season to date, there is no question about that."
Newcastle Falcons have not won three in succession in the competition since November 2009.
Saracens were victorious at London Irish on Saturday but slipped to 3rd place in the table - their lowest position since round three.
Sarries only defeat in their last eight away games in all competitions was 11-16 at Worcester on 24 February.
The reigning champions need just three more points to guarantee a semi-final spot for a third successive year.
Saracens have won their last six encounters with Newcastle in all competitions, with the Falcons most recent victory in the series being 13-9 at Kingston Park in February 2009.
Saracens have brought back Owen Farrell and James Short return to the Saracens starting XV for the penultimate match of regular season.
They are the only changes to the side that won 28-19 at London Irish last weekend as Michael Tagicakibau and Charlie Hodgson both move to the replacement's bench.
Match : Newcastle Falcons v Saracens
Date : Friday 20th April
Venue : Kingston Park
Kick Off :7.45pm
Live on : ESPN HD
15 Greg Goosen, 14 Corne Uys, 13 Jamie Helleur, 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Ryan Shortland, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Peter Stringer, 1 Jonny Golding, 2 Rob Vickers, 3 Euan Murray, 4 James Hudson, 5 Tim Swinson, 6 Ally Hogg, 7 Will Welch, 8 Adam Balding
Replacements: 16 Matt Thompson, 17 Grant Shiells, 18 James Hall, 19 James Goode, 20 Taiasina Tu'ifua, 21 Mark Wilson, 22 Chris Pilgrim, 23 Tom Catterick
15 Alex Goode , 14 David Strettle , 13 Chris Wyles , 12 Brad Barritt , 11 James Short , 10 Owen Farrell , 9 Neil de Kock , 1 Rhys Gill , 2 Schalk Brits , 3 Matt Stevens , 4 Steve Borthwick © , 5 George Kruis , 6 Jackson Wray , 7 Will Fraser , 8 Ernst Joubert
16 Jamie George , 17 Mako Vunipola , 18 Carlos Nieto , 19 Mouritz Botha , 20 Justin Melck , 21 Richard Wigglesworth , 22 Charlie Hodgson , 23 Michael Tagicakibau