Manu is an absolute monster says Itoje

Maro Itoje has warned the rest of the World Cup nations heading for Japan that Manu Tuilagi is an “absolute monster” after overcoming numerous injury problems to help England destroy Ireland in record breaking style 57-12 at Twickenham today. Try scorer Tuilagi put in a man of the match performance in the No13 jersey normally Read More …

Award winner Goode hits back at Saracens critics

Alex Goode, the European Player of the Year, believes the constant criticism and claims of salary cap breaches has helped turn Saracens into triple Heineken Cup champions. Saracens defeated Leinster 20-10 in Newcastle, a win that confirmed their status as the best club team in Europe and Goode’s personal award only increased questions about why Read More …

Itoje sets sights on another double for Saracens

Maro Itoje has set his sights on another Heineken Cup and Premiership double after helping Saracens outmuscle Leinster to become European Champions at St James’ Park. Itoje was yellow carded and saw Leinster move into a 10-0 lead but insisted his 10 minutes off the pitch was “ all part of the master plan” which Read More …

Maro Itoje sent back to Saracens as injury rules him out of Scotland match

England head coach Eddie Jones has finally accepted that Maro Itoje needs to be allowed to fully recover from the knee injury that has ruled him out of all but one of England’s Six Nations matches with the Saracens lock sent back to his club in the build up to Saturday’s clash with Scotland at Read More …

Nigel Wray launches defence of Saracens amid salary cap claims

Saracens owner Nigel Wray as written an open letter to the club’s supporters dismissing claims the Premiership champions have broken the agreed £7m salary cap. Wray has faced widespread allegations over his business links with some of the club’s top players including Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy and Mako Vunipola. There have been calls 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 …

Jones leaves four Lions players out of training squad for Autumn tests

Eddie Jones has axed Lions Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Sinckler from the England squad and challenged the players to earn a recall for the Autumn tests with Argentina, Australia and Samoa. Sinckler made the Lions test squad while Joseph did not deliver his best form on the tour of New Zealand and lack lustre performances Read More …

Itoje returns to scene of career launch chasing Lions glory

Maro Itoje’s remarkable rugby story started at Eden Park in Auckland in 2104 where he captained England U20’s to a Junior World Cup triumph and now, just three years later, the Saracens forward returns to that formidable sporting arena to help the British and Irish Lions make history by defeating the All Blacks in a Read More …

Gatland faces big selection questions ahead of first Lions test

Warren Gatland faces four massive selection calls at the start of the ultimate Lions challenge against the World champion All Blacks and he has to get every one of them right to give the team a chance of replicating the 1971 triumph. Gatland is under severe pressure as the first New Zealander to coach the Read More …

Maro Itoje is now able to handle the nerves before big games

Maro Itoje never doubted his ability to survive in the unforgiving world of international rugby where promising talent can be cruelly exposed. Despite being thrown into his first test on Valentines’s Day against Italy in Rome at 21-years-old, just one year later he has become absolutely crucial to England’s bid for a second Grand Slam Read More …