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Harlequins shock Saracens

Saracens suffered their first defeat of the Premiership season on Saturday as they went down to Harlequins 17-10 at the Stoop. The post Harlequins shock Saracens appeared first on

No appeal for biter Ashton

REACTION: Saracens confirmed on Friday that they will not appeal the decision from an independent RFU disciplinary panel to suspend Chris Ashton for 13 weeks for biting.

Olympic champions turns back on Saracens

Saracens have confirmed that Fijian wing Save Rawaca will no longer be joining the club. The Olympic Gold Medallist returned to Fiji after competing in the Rio Olympics but will not join up with the Allianz Park side citing ‘personal reasons’ back in his homeland for his decision. Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall: “We […]

Falcons’ festive fixtures confirmed

The Falcons’ trip to champions Saracens will be a 1.30pm Christmas Eve kick-off at Allianz Park, before successive Friday night home dates. The first of those comes on Friday December 30 when Wasps are the visitors to Kingston Park Stadium in a 7.45pm kick-off, the game being shown live on BT Sport. And the cameras will again be in town on Friday January 6 when Bath are the Aviva Premiership visitors (kick-off 7.45pm).

Dickens keen to build on first 60 at Saracens

Defence coach Alan Dickens has said that Saints must build on their first 60 minutes at Saracens in the coming weeks as they return to Franklin’s Gardens to face Wasps on Saturday. After a frustrating 27-12 loss to Saracens last weekend, Saints return home for back-to-back fixtures starting with their East Midlands rivals on Saturday. The men in black, green and gold were on the money with keeping

The Curious Case of Chris Ashton

So, a 13 week ban for Chris Ashton for biting the arm of Saints prop Alex Waller at the weekend.Ashton is a strange one. By all accounts a decent bloke and well-liked off the pitch, when he crosses the whitewash onto the field of play he appears to have the seemingly never-ending capacity to behave like a complete an utter wazzock.Whether it’s the ludicrously self-indulgent ‘Ash Splash’, or pulling an opponent’s hair, or being banned for gouging against Ulster, or shouting at the opposition kicker to trying to put him off, or shoving someone in the back, or chewing down on an opponent’s forearm, the list goes on…Saracens are a loyal club and are rallying around their errant player.”There is one rule for Chris Ashton and one rule for every other professional rugby player in England,” says former Sarries CEO Edward Griffiths.Sorry, Eddie, but that’s utter bollocks – there comes a time when you have to stop excusing a player’s lack of self discipline and read him the riot act.If not now, when?