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Willis: Let’s finish season with a flourish

The homegrown fly-half kicked a pair of touchline conversions and laid on Marcus Watson’s second try in Sunday’s 23-14 loss at league leaders Saracens, on a day when defeat for London Irish guaranteed Newcastle’s top-flight status. Willis, whose side drew 15-15 at Sale when the two sides met in November, said: “The Sale game is a massive chance to end the season on a positive note. “We know we are mathematically safe now and we want to go out in front of our home fans and make a statement

Match Report: Saracens 23 Newcastle Falcons 14.

It is not often fans of both teams return home from a match happy but that was the case at Allianz Park on Sunday, as Saracens ensured they will finish the Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign top of the table and it was confirmed Newcastle Falcons will be playing in England’s top flight next season.

Saracens 23 Falcons 14

Newcastle stormed into a 14-3 half-time lead thanks to Marcus Watson’s well-taken brace, Saracens hitting back with a strong second-half showing. The Falcons signalled their intent as early as four minutes in when they were held up over the Saracens line. Craig Willis’ long, looping pass freed Alex Tait for a foray down the right, Sean Robinson offering a supporting run down the other flank as the visitors enjoyed the better of territory and possession

Ward plays on underdog status

The Falcons visit the league leaders and European finalists on the back of a potentially-crucial win over London Irish, Ward saying: “Nobody on the outside is giving us a chance, we love it when people think that way about us because it just fuels our motivation. “Saracens are obviously a decent side, and you look through their team sheet they have internationals in every position. They have internationals on the bench, they are the leaders in England and they are through to the European final

Saracens reunion plays second fiddle for Powell

Powell spent eight seasons in Sarries’ first-team squad having come through their academy, saying: “I wouldn’t say the excitement has worn off, but now I have played against Saracens enough times that I can say there isn’t anything extra on the game. “I am totally focused on us playing well as a Newcastle team rather than anything personal for myself, and I will leave my little rivalries or whatever on the sidelines. “It has been three years now since I left Saracens but they have been a massive part of my rugby life.

Nigel Owens to referee Champions Cup final

Nigel Owens of Wales has been appointed to referee the European Rugby Champions Cup final between Racing 92 and Saracens at the Grand Stade de Lyon on Saturday, 14 May, while Ireland’s John Lacey will take charge of the Challenge Cup final between Harlequins and Montpellier at the same venue on Friday, 13 May.

Saracens v Newcastle Falcons Premiership Preview

Saracens have named Jacques Burger to start in his final Aviva Premiership game of rugby before retiring from the sport as Saracens face Newcastle Falcons at Allianz Park The legendary Namibian loose forward who announced earlier this week that he will hang up his boots after Sunday’s will don the Saracens number seven jersey for […] The post Saracens v Newcastle Falcons Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Final curtain for Saracens and Namibia legend Jacques Burger

Jacques Burger has confirmed that he will retire from rugby after this weekend’s Premiership clash against Newcastle at Allianz Park. The legendary back row will take to the field for the last time on Sunday, ending a distinguished career in which he has made 113 appearances for Saracens and won 41 caps for Namibia. Burger, […]

Botha relishing Saracens return

The former England lock made 95 Aviva Premiership appearances in six seasons at Sarries, helping them win the Premiership title before spending a season in Super Rugby with the Sharks. Returning to England with Newcastle and making 13 league outings this term, Botha said: “This will be my first time back at Sarries and I am excited about it. “I will probably get a nicer reception from the crowd than the players during the game!” Up against a Saracens side placed top of the Aviva Premiership and having already qualified for the European Champions Cup final, Botha said: “It will be a tough, physical game

England duo Farrell and Marler banned for two weeks

England’s Six Nations Grand Slam winning duo Owen Farrell and Joe Marler have both been given two week bans but will be available for their European Rugby finals and England’s tour of Australia. In separate hearings Saracens’ Farrell and Harlkequins’ Marler have each been given two week bans for foul play in last weekend’s European […] The post England duo Farrell and Marler banned for two weeks appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.