Wasps agree deal to get Willie le Roux back from South Africa test duty

Willie Le Roux, the most experienced back in South Africa’s squad, will play just three Rugby Championship matches and one test in November under a deal agreed with Wasps, his Gallagher Premiership club. Le Roux’s international rugby career has been revived by the arrival of Rassie Erasmus as Springboks coach and the full back was Read More …

Goode still not good enough for Eddie Jones and England

Alex Goode looks certain to miss out on England’s summer three test tour of South Africa despite proving he remains one of the most dangerous attacking forces in the Aviva Premiership. Head coach Eddie Jones has still not contacted Goode, who was in scintillating form again for Saracens as they destroyed Gloucester 62-12 to earn Read More …

Nigel Wray insists Saracens are not for sale and is seeking new investors

Nigel Wray today insisted Saracens are not for sale, but confirmed he is looking to attract new investors willing to pump £30m into the Premiership club following Johan Rupert’s decision to quit English rugby. Rupert jointly owned Sarries through his South African based Remgro company and paid £10m to help Wray fund the £20m East Read More …

RFU urge World Rugby to lower the legal height of the tackle

England want to lower the legal height of the tackle to try and halt the worrying rise in concussion in the sport. The Rugby Football Union and the Premiership clubs are to work with World Rugby in a bid to reduce the current legal height of the tackle. World Rugby initiated a crackdown on tackles Read More …

Saracens battling against fates and injury problems

Saracens bid to match Toulon by winning the European Champions Cup three times in a row is hanging by a thread with the holders knowing a bonus point win over Northampton in their final pool match at home tomorrow may not be enough to save them from an embarrassing early exit. While failing to get Read More …

Francis Saili set to be given medical all clear to play for Harlequins again

All Black centre Francis Saili is hoping to be given the medical all clear next week to kick start a Harlequins career that has seen him spend just 37 minutes on the pitch for the Premiership club this season following his move from Munster in the summer. Saili, the club’s major new signing, is a Read More …

Tom Jones gives his player verdicts on Saracens against Worcester in the Premiership

Tom Jones gives his player rating for Saracens versus Worcester Worriors in their Premiership clash at Allianz Park. Saracens; 15; Alex Goode; as prominent as ever, kicked well but did not get enough ball and space to show off what we know he can do and make a real impact on the game. 7 14; Read More …

Six games that will define Saracens season start at Clermont

Saracens start a season defining six game run with one of the toughest assignments in World rugby when the mis-firing European Champions Cup holders face Top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne in France on Sunday. Mark McCall, the Sarries director of rugby, believes the remaining three Cup pool games (Clermont, Northampton and Ospreys) and Premiership fixtures Read More …

Strettle expects champions Saracens to be tough to beat again

Dave Strettle knows his Clermont Auvergne team still face one of the biggest challenges in World rugby when they tackle injury hit Saracens, the double European Champions Cup winners in Sunday’s clash at Allianz Park. Sarries are missing a host of injured players, including Maro Itoje, Billy Vunipola, Liam Williams, Schalk Brits, Michael Rhodes and Read More …

Lozowski makes England case but now has to force his way into Saracens team

Alex Lozowski moved closer to a place in England’s 2019 World Cup squad with a try scoring contribution to the 48-14 victory over Samoa, but now finds himself battling to get into the Saracens team for the crucial Premiership clash with Harlequins on Sunday. Sarries are now trailing leaders Exeter by five points having lost Read More …