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 …

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 …

Marcelo Bosch fears for Pumas if they do not recall European based players

Marcelo Bosch helped Argentina reach the 2015 World Cup semi-finals but fears the Pumas will not make a similar impact in Japan unless they reverse their decision to ignore European based players. Argentina are up against England, France, USA and Tonga at the 2019 World Cup and need all the talent they can assemble and Read More …

Tom Jones gives his player ratings on the Saracens v London Irish Premiership match

Tom Jones gives his player ratings for Saracens versus London Irish in their Premiership clash at Allianz Park. Saracens; 15. Alex Goode – Outstanding in attack and defence throughout the match and set up a handful of incredible tries. A deserved Man of the Match performance. How on earth is he not good enough for Read More …

Owen Farrell taps into Jonny Wilkinson experience in bid to become World Cup winner

EXCLUSIVE JONNY WILKINSON was obsessed about being the best kicker rugby had seen, making him the perfect mentor for Owen Farrell. The ability to block out the presence of 80,000 fans in a stadium when all eyes are on you is a rare gift and allows the World Cup winner and the man who hopes 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 …

John Mitchell says Saracens game in US is a waste of time

exclusive John Mitchell, who guided the US Eagles into the same 2019 World Cup pool as England, has a forensic knowledge of rugby in America and believes taking Saracens’ Premiership clash with Newcastle to Philadelphia on Saturday is a “waste of time” as a way of boosting interest in the sport. Mitchell quit as Eagles Read More …

Rhodes looking forward to pain free return for Saracens as he targets England place

Michael Rhodes has been playing with a broken collar bone for four years which makes his outstanding form for Saracen even more remarkable. Rhodes, with a piece of his hip now attached to the bone thanks to surgery in the summer, will continue his bid to become part of England’s international future by starting for Read More …