SCHALK BRITS prepared for Saracens’ game against Sale the unconventional way last week – with hardly any sleep at all. The hooker’s first baby, son Christian, was born on Thursday, leaving Brits with little option but to travel to Edgeley Park for the Friday night game with no more than 40 winks. But the new arrival proved to be a…
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IN December Peter Stringer was parachuted in to Saracens from Munster to assist them during their injury crisis. Sarries regulars Richard Wigglesworth and Neil de Kock were struck down with knee and arm injuries respectively, leaving 19-year-old Ben Spencer at the top of the pile, and seeing as he was such an unknown quantity at the time, Mark McCall and…
Posted 464 days ago
SARACENS HOST Harlequins on Saturday 31 March at Wembley – and musical entertainment at the iconic stadium will be provided by McFly.
It’s the second time the two sides have met on a grand stage this season – Saracens beat Quins 19-11 at Twickenham in December – and they will both be looking to take one step closer to the Aviva…
Posted 532 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Wembley
THE X FACTOR finals were taking place next door at Wembley Arena but on the pitch here it was a chance for Saracens and Ospreys players to see if they could hit the right notes and impress their respective national coaches. Saracens emerged after 80 minutes with a 31-26 win, but they…
Posted 599 days ago
Saracens will break new ground by playing their Heineken Cup Round 5 match against Biarritz Olympique in Cape Town on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.
ERC, organisers of the Heineken Cup, and the IRB have both approved an application by the English champions to play the match in South Africa, further growing the club’s brand, sponsor network and supporter base.
The decision means…
Posted 619 days ago
Saracens has revised its application to refurbish the Barnet Copthall stadium following a six-month consultation with residents, supporters, statutory bodies and other stakeholders. The improved proposals have been submitted to the London Borough of Barnet and full details of the changes are being made available to local residents.
Nigel Wray, chairman and Barnet resident, said: “We have listened and we have…
Posted 689 days ago
Saracens were announced as winners of the prestigious Aviva Club of the Year award at last night’s (Wednesday 6th July) sixth Annual Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Rugby Community Awards at Portcullis House in Westminster. The winners of the main awards were as follows:
Aviva Club of the Year
MBNA Innovation Award
Winner, Bath Rugby; Women and Girls Programme
Land Rover Impact Award
Winner, Bristol Rugby;…
Posted 744 days ago
Saracens are in Aviva Premiership semi-final action against Gloucester at Vicarage Road on Sunday, kick off 2.30pm, and welcome back England internationals Steve Borthwick and Richard Wigglesworth to the starting line-up.
Both were on the bench in last weekend’s victory against Harlequins, but they return for the visit of Gloucester. Another international returning to the starting XV is Scottish back row…
Posted 744 days ago
Gloucester Rugby make three changes to the side that started against Sale Sharks last weekend for the Aviva Premiership play off semi final against Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday.
Freddie Burns returns at full back while Tim Molenaar is back in midfield to partner Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu.
The one change to the pack sees Jim Hamilton come into the second row to…
Posted 751 days ago
Saracens travel to Harlequins on Saturday as the Aviva Premiership regular season draws to a close.
With a home semi-final already secured, Sarries head to Twickenham looking to extend a winning run of 10 matches in all competitions.
In team news ahead of the game, Hayden Smith and Mouritz Botha form the second row partnership with club captain Steve Borthwick named on…