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Saracens v Sale Sharks – European Rugby Part Two

Having watched a cracking game of rugby I was very much looking forward to the 2nd instalment of the back to back European Rugby Champions Cup.  Sale Sharks had the possession but couldn’t capitalise at home; would it be different at Allianz Park.  My match day experience was very different for this game as I was kindly given 2 tickets …

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Rugby Union v Rugby League – A bit of a moan!

It’s not often I’m in the mood to put pen to paper or in this case fingers to keyboard to have a moan about something but something has been needling away at me for a fair few weeks now and I feel the need to share. To put things into some context;  I’m a Southerner, Essex born and bred and …

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Strettle and Ransom Combine – There’s more to rugby than rugby

Saracens sponsors Sanlam Private Investments took full advantage of the team being in the North West to play Sale Sharks. Their Kirby Lonsdale office arranged a once in a lifetime event for around 300 local children at Underley Park the home of the Kirby Lonsdale Rugby Union Club.   The club has a rich history being formed in 1877 with …

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Sale Sharks v Saracens – European Double Header

Having never been to the North West to watch rugby union it seemed rude not to go when Saracens were drawn against Sale Sharks in the European Rugby Champions Cup – such a mouthful!  It was so much easer when it was just the Heineken Cup! And so it was plans were made to travel to Manchester,  with a hotel …

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David Strettle – Saracens star winger with an eye on the future!

Another Friday as a lady who lunches saw me heading to the Saracens Training ground; this time to interview one David Strettle. I arrived a little early and found myself in the surreal position of chatting to David as his team mates were eating lunch; followed by a game of table tennis. I never expected to see Marcelo Bosch playing …

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Don Barrell – Life After Rugby

If you were playing a word association game and the name Don Barrell came up I’m pretty certain one of the first words out of your mouth would be Saracens; he seems to have been in or around the club for years!  I met a colleague of his at a wine auction in London (bit odd as I don’t really …

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Richard Wigglesworth – From the England Camp

A text arrived as I was driving down to Bristol to my hotel where I was staying before I made my way to Cardiff for the Wales v All Blacks game. Being the responsible driver I am I ignored it until I parked up. Dave Nicoll In The Loose main man was asking me if I wanted to interview either …

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Saracens v Northampton Saints – Revenge is nigh?

After another immense international weekend for me involving a visit to Cardiff to see an immense game of rugby in an amazing stadium I set off up the M4 to get to Allianz Park for a 1 o’clock kick off.  With dire conditions that journey wasn’t the deepest of joys; it never ceases to amaze me that drivers fail to …

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