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Farrell misses start of season

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell will miss the start of the Aviva Premiership season because of a back problem, although the club’s director of rugby Mark McCall insists his injury ‘is not serious’.

Olympian Marcus Watson fully focused on Falcons

The flying winger ended last season on somewhat of a hot streak, dotting down the winner in the crunch game with London Irish before helping himself to a pair away to champions Saracens. A summer in sevens mode preceded his Olympic endeavours as his Great Britain side reached the final against Fiji, but Watson has been wasting no time whatsoever when it comes to the bread and butter of 15-a-side rugby. “I have been straight into the gym, it has been great to see everyone again and to be back in the mix here,” he said from Kingston Park Stadium, where on Thursday he was addressing a throng of local and national media, medal and all

Sean Maitland: Saracens made an offer I couldn’t refuse

Sean Maitland has described joining Saracens as “too good an opportunity to pass up” as he targets a repeat of last season’s double-winning success. Scotland and British Lions star Maitland concedes the responsibility of playing for a trophy-laden side weighs heavily, but is confident of adding to Sarries’ all-conquering mix after making the switch from […]

Who will win the Aviva Premiership 2016/17?

Saracens were victorious for the second season running in last year’s Aviva Premiership, however, the new season is almost upon s and with many changes to the sides, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will win. Vote in our duel to select who you think will be lifting the trophy at Twickenham on the 27th […] The post Who will win the Aviva Premiership 2016/17?

I’d suffer the pain again for England says Jack Nowell 

Fearless Jack Nowell has revealed how he battled through the pain barrier to help England clinch June’s 3-0 series win over Australia. Ultra-committed wing Nowell broke his right thumb during Exeter’s Premiership semi-final victory over Wasps, but turned out in the final against Saracens a week later before featuring in all three Tests against the […]

SA v Arg: Five talking points

Schalk Brits is our special guest for Saturday’s Test between the Springboks and Argentina, live on Sky Sports 4. Here, the Saracens hooker previews five talking points of the Rugby Championship clash.

Michael Lynagh

Major teams: University of Queensland, Queensland, Saracens

Country: Australia 

Test span: 1984-95 
Test caps: 72 (71 starts) 

Test points: 911 (17T, 140C, 177P, 9DG)As the son of a sports psychologist, Michael Lynagh paid close attention to mental preparation long before it was fashionable. …Continue reading »

Maggie Alphonsi

Major teams: Saracens Position: Openside flanker Country: England Test span: 2003-14Maggie Alphonsi made as big an impact in raising the profile of women’s rugby as she did when tackling opponents …Continue reading »

Saints versus Saracens heading back to stadiumMK

Northampton Saints supporters will have the opportunity to set another venue attendance record at stadiumMK next April when their team takes on Saracens in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday, April 15th. Over 27,000 supporters flocked to stadiumMK in April 2015, setting a milestone that was only beaten when the venue hosted its three Rugby World Cup matches later that same year. As with the previous

Jason Leonard

Major teams: Saracens, Harlequins Country: England Test span: 1990-2004 England caps: 114 (102 starts) Lions caps: 5 (2 starts) Test points: 5 (1T)Jason Leonard came over as the cheeky chippie who hadn’t a care in the world, but beneath the cheerful surface …Continue reading »

Burger “Super Excited” about move to England and Saracens

Schalk Burger says he is relishing a new ‘challenge’ at Saracens after the highly decorated South African international joined the club’s preseason training earlier this week. The World Cup winning flanker has moved to north London to join the reigning Aviva Premiership Rugby and European Rugby Champions Cup Champions after a 14-year career in Cape […] The post Burger “Super Excited” about move to England and Saracens appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Top 5 most exciting Premiership signings for the new season

Aviva Premiership clubs have made a multitude of mouth-watering signings for the 2016/17 season. The fact that Ben Te’o, AJ MacGinty, JP Pietersen, Matt Toomua, Fiji Sevens star Savenaca Rawaca and Rugby League convert Josh Charnley have failed to make this top five is testament to the quality of players heading to England.