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Saracens v Lyon

The fall out from the Owen Farrell tackle in Gloucester kept many busy on social media as far too many chose to throw hate both his and, by way of a change, Saracens way. All Disciplinary Hearings Findings are available online and several snippets were shared on social media. I thought it might be interesting to share the ‘Findings of […]

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Saracens v Exeter Chiefs

I had planned to write up every Saracens match this season, but I just couldn’t bring myself to re-watch their match against London Irish, they got exactly what they deserved from that match, NOTHING. Irish were deserved winners as Saracens failed to score with a 2 man advantage at one point. The only good news to have come post match […]

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Lyon v Saracens – The Champions Cup

I’m watching this one form the warmth of my sofa, huge credit to those who travelled to France just before Christmas! Saracens had a strong team but were missing one of their key players, talisman Maro Itoje, he was injured in training. They went into this match unbeaten, I’m slightly perturbed that we have Lawrence Dallaglio bigging up Saracens before […]

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Saracens v Edinburgh Rugby – The Champions Cup

Another freezing cold day saw Saracens involved in their first Champions Cup match since they won the thing in Newcastle on May 11th 2019. The visitors were Edinburgh, the 2 teams played each other in the Challenge Cup last season with Edinburgh on the exact day in fact. Edinburgh won that tight affair by 18 points to 21. Their Argentinian […]

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Saracens v Bath Rugby

Strange things happen to you when you have grandchildren, this is my oldest grandson’s 6th birthday weekend and today I went to his birthday party rather than the match at the Stonex Stadium, an afternoon with all 5r of my grandchildren taking priority over Saracens? Whatever next?? Thanks to PRTV I can sit in the comfort of my living room […]

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Newcastle Falcons v Saracens

A trip to Scotland that coincided with Saracens playing at Kingston Park meant it was rude not to make my first visit to the home of the Newcastle Falcons. I treated myself to hospitality, great value at £90 for a roast dinner with dessert and a great seat! I had lovely company for the duration too, which was a nice […]

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Scotland Rugby League v England Knights

With the World Cup proper starting next weekend this weekend has all been about warm up matches and a chance to gel as a team, particularly for a team like Scotland, where a number of the players only met each other on Wednesday. Thursday was a training session and Friday the Captain’s run and shirt presentation. A mention for that […]

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Saracens v Harlequins – The Premiership Semi-Final

What could be better than a sunny day, A Premiership Semi-Final and a local derby at that! It was definitely cricket weather for this match up. Quins fans travelled across London in numbers, it was great to catch up with some of my avid Quins fan friends. Harlequins had proved the naysayers wrong and backed up their Premiership Final win […]

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The Joys of Being a Saracens Fan, Toxic Media and Thinking before you Type

It’s been a torrid few weeks to be an England and Saracens fan, a time that started with such hope saw a crowd of us rock up at Allianz Park at 8am on a Saturday morning to watch England win the World Cup. That didn’t quite go to plan as South Africa pretty much did to us what we did to the All Blacks, perhaps Warren Gatland was right and England had put in their all in that astonishing semi-final. Losing Kyle Sinckler after 2 minutes didn’t help. But the match literally personified the rugby saying – The forwards decide who’s going to win the match, the backs by how much – England were out muscled from minute one. Although […]

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Pakistan v India – The Cricket World Cup

This was one I couldn’t write while I was watching, the long awaited match between Pakistan and India. I drove up from Taunton through torrential rain, heading to Manchester a place renowned for rain at the best of times! Saturday evening was spent with some of my Stani Army friends at a restaurant in Wilmslow, Lal Qila followed by ice […]

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Saracens v Bristol Bears

Saracens were back at The Stonex Stadium and back to a Premiership Rugby game, without their England Internationals, but with a few of their internationals from other Home Nations in the match day squad. The head coaches of Wales and Scotland must be biting their nails with several of their picks playing in the Premiership this weekend. Ralph Adams-Hale and […]

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Saracens v Lyon

The fall out from the Owen Farrell tackle in Gloucester kept many busy on social media as far too many chose to throw hate both his and, by way of a change, Saracens way. All Disciplinary Hearings Findings are available online and several snippets were shared on social media. I thought it might be interesting to share the ‘Findings of […]

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Gloucester v Saracens

I made the decision not to travel to one of my favourite away grounds after a 4 hour drive in the snow, a bit random, but a lucky decision as I went down with the Nast couch doing the rounds after Christmas. My last visit to Kingsholm saw a men against boys game of rugby with Saracens roundly beaten. This […]

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Saracens v Exeter Chiefs

I had planned to write up every Saracens match this season, but I just couldn’t bring myself to re-watch their match against London Irish, they got exactly what they deserved from that match, NOTHING. Irish were deserved winners as Saracens failed to score with a 2 man advantage at one point. The only good news to have come post match […]

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Lyon v Saracens – The Champions Cup

I’m watching this one form the warmth of my sofa, huge credit to those who travelled to France just before Christmas! Saracens had a strong team but were missing one of their key players, talisman Maro Itoje, he was injured in training. They went into this match unbeaten, I’m slightly perturbed that we have Lawrence Dallaglio bigging up Saracens before […]

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Saracens v Edinburgh Rugby – The Champions Cup

Another freezing cold day saw Saracens involved in their first Champions Cup match since they won the thing in Newcastle on May 11th 2019. The visitors were Edinburgh, the 2 teams played each other in the Challenge Cup last season with Edinburgh on the exact day in fact. Edinburgh won that tight affair by 18 points to 21. Their Argentinian […]

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Saracens Women v Gloucester Hartpury

The first of 2 games at the Stonex Stadium saw Gloucester Hartpury playing Saracens, this is going to be more about the photos than the words, but, a quick description of what occurred to follow. This was the 4th Premier 15’s match for both teams, whose results had gone thus – This match had been advertised by Saracens as a […]

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Saracens v Tel Aviv Heat

Gaps in the Premiership Rugby schedule has seen those teams still standing seeking ways to fill the resulting gaps, for some that has meant games against the Barbarians for Saracens it meant an invite to Tel Aviv Heat. The team fielded by Saracens was reminiscent of the Storm teams of 9old, a mixture of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ with the […]

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Saracens v Northampton Saints

Thus has been some sporting weekend – my viewing started at 6:30 – AM – on Saturday morning as England’s Red Roses took on the New Zealand’s Black Ferns in the World Cup Final. England went into the game on the back of 30 straight wins, but a red card in the 18th minute made the task too much of […]

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Saracens v Sale Sharks

As a rugby league fan it’s always interesting to watch the involvement of former legends of that game plying their trade and coaches in this ‘other code’. Mike Forshaw, who I’ve been lucky enough to interview, and Paul Deacon played most of their rugby, together at Bradford Bulls and Bothe represented Great Britain and England. I do believe the game […]

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Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Rugby League World Cup tickets booked in 202 took me to Hull this weekend, so I listened to this match courtesy of BBC Devon Radio. I tried my best not to find the commentary biased, and they did send some praise the way of Saracens but blatantly disagreed with a couple of scrum penalties awarded against Chiefs, in spite of […]

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Scotland v Australia – The RLWC

The first World Cup was held in France in 1954 and was the first such tournament across both codes, this was the only tournament where Australia didn’t contest the final. Australia have won the Paul Barriere Trophy 11 times, including the last 2. I saw them beat New Zealand heavily at Old Trafford in 2013. This tournament will see history […]