Saracens

Saracens v Blue Bulls – The Sanlam Challenge Shield

With a gap in the Premiership Rugby calendar as the Six Nations competition approaches Saracens took the opportunity to set up another match with South African opponents.  The Sanlam Challenge shield would be the prize for the winner. This was the 3rd such game, in January 2014 the Natal Sharks came over – that game was a close one and …

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Saracens v Munster Rugby – Part Two

The second leg of the European clash between Saracens and Munster saw the clash move to Allianz Park.  Munster fans will not have had fond memories of their last visit to the home of Saracens in 2012, in what I would say was an error of judgement, loud music was played over them every time they sang The Fields of …

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Jamie George – There’s more to rugby than rugby

I’ve long had an interest in the work of The Saracens Sports Foundation and have tried my best to find out as much as I can about them, bumping into Jamie George at Allianz Park gave me not only the chance to learn all about Jamie the rugby player, but also about Jamie the Foundation Trustee as well. As is …

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Gloucester Rugby v Saracens – A blustery night

Having decided not to make the trip to Gloucester I promptly changed my mind when I listened to me fellow Saracens fans discussing their planned trip; it just had to be done!  Ticket bought and hotel booked I made my way to Gloucester, not a bad journey really from Essex, not in the middle of the day anyway.  My hotel …

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Saracens v London Irish – Wet weather rugby

Having been in Paris for the last Saracens him game it felt like ages since I’d made the journey to Allianz Park.  I set off in what was grotty weather it has to be said!  It was clear the ball would be slippery and maybe the pitch too, but it certainly wouldn’t be muddy!  The journey was trouble free in …

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Saracens Begin New Concussion Measuring Experiment

Saracens have begun investigations into the potential damage caused by impacts in the game with particular focus on concussions. The clubs players wore impact sensors behind their ears during this weekends game against London Irish as they began their new concussion research programme. The device, called the xPatch and produced in the US, measures the size and angle of hits …

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Saracens & Bath Facing Heavy Fines & Points Deductions

Premiership sides Bath and Saracens are being investigated by Premiership Rugby for alleged breaches in the salary cap which could see them hit with heavy points deductions and fines. The investigation is under way after a ‘whistleblower’ testimony has indicated that clubs are flouting the current salary cap rules. This is believed to be the reasoning behind recent claims from …

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