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Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

A weekend away re-arranged twice due to Lockdown saw a great weekend in and around Birmingham for me. I most probably wouldn’t have driven all the way to Exeter and usually wouldn’t be keen to watch a tight loss. But having read some of the comments around the game I wanted to add my opinions too. The photos are courtesy […]

Premiership Rugby 2

Saracens v Sale Sharks

A bit of a general rant before I get into the game in hand. This week in the Premiership saw three Friday evening fixtures – Bath v Exeter – TV game – 102 Miles Bristol v Northampton – 113 Miles Wasps v Gloucester – 71 miles Only one of those matches was on the TV, being the Bath match, I’ve […]

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Saracens v Sale Sharks – The Allianz Cup

What could be better than a double rugby weekend at the Stonex Stadium, sadly not many other Saracens fans felt the same, we have a way to go before the Women’s games get the crowds they deserve. I attended a game around 5 years ago now at what was Allianz Park and the standard of rugby was poor, the game […]

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The Red Roses v The Black Ferns

On Sunday 7th November I went to the Cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens and saw a dominant England performance, their opponents – New Zealand. This was a women’s international match and it was briliant! A crowd of 9366 made their way to Northampton. I’ve been to the ground many times to watch Premiership Rugby and have always approached from the […]

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Saracens v London Irish

No photos for this one, I messed my camera settings up and those I took are really poor 😦 London Irish had been involved in 2 draws before their visit to the Stonex Stadium, the first of those being against Sale, when they trailed by 17 points at half-time, Sale had 31 at that point and failed to score a […]

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Harlequins v Saracens

A visit to The Stoop always gives me the chance to spend time with my Quins supporting friends Sue & Henry, we met for a Costa and were all quite cagey about how we thought the game might go. Quins, the Champions and second in the league playing Saracens sitting at third. My seat in the North Stand had me […]

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Saracens v Wasps Rugby

Watching Premiership Rugby really is so much better when people sit in their seats, for one, and when ref link works, for two. I managed not to miss anything vital this week, and there was a lot of good stuff to see. Poor Wasps travelled to the Stonex Stadium with 15 of their players on the injury list, and one […]

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Saracens Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

The Spring weather turned up again at Stonex Stadium for the Women’s Premier 15’s match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. The men had won their first game back at the stadium in the new Premiership season. the Women were playing their 5th game and the second at home – their results so far – Wasps FC Ladies 20 – Saracens […]

Newcastle Falcons 0

Saracens v Newcastle Falcons

Saracens fans had last attended a Premiership Rugby match at what was Allianz Park on March 7th 2020 as the home team beat Leicester Tigers. A season out of the top league saw just a few fans able to attend a couple of Championship games, this was the first time back after an Annus Horribilis. The weather was a delight, […]

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Leicester Tigers v Saracens

After watching Saracens Storm running in 11 tries against Ealing Trailfinders at the Stonex Stadum I’d been a bit spoilt rugby wise; my mid-week entertainment involved a round ball at the London Stadium as West Ham played Rapid Vienna; it struck me that for all of the superior attitude so many rugby union fans show towards football and its fans, […]

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The County Championship – The Final Round

And so, just like that the cricket summer is nearly over, the weather in September has most definitely ‘played ball’. It was positively glorious on both Day 1 and Day 2 at the County Ground in Chelmsford. There was all to play for in the revised Division 1, Essex needed a win and 5 bonus points to finish top of […]