3 January 2013 Last updated at 13:11 GMT

Saracens train on artificial pitch at Allianz Park

Saracens have held their first training session on the new £500,000 artificial pitch at Allianz Park.

The club will move into the new stadium at Barnet later this month and become the first professional rugby side to play on a synthetic surface.

Scott Murphy, the club's high performance director, tells BBC London about the pitch surface, which has a lifetime of eight years.