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Saracens Junior Academy – Essex v Kent U’16’s

With Saracens due to play on Sunday I was free to make my way to The Stonex Stadium to watch 2 groups of young players involved in the Saracens Junior Academy Pathway. I’m going to cheat and take some info from the Saracens Academy website – THE SARACENS ACADEMY HAS A STRONG AND PROUD TRADITION OF PRODUCING HOMEGROWN PLAYERS. CURRENTLY […]

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Saracens v Worcester Warriors

Boxing Day Rugby! Having checked again and again the match was on, Unlike poor Newcastle and Sale fans whose match was ‘covid cancelled’ as Saracens European match against Pau had been. Annoyingly just days after Saracens made their statement around covid cases all games against French opposition where travelling into France was needed were postponed. Leinster, in spite of being […]

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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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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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Go Again – What’s it all about?

A Twitter connection led me to Bob Broomhead and his Go Again project, it looked like the sort of thing that pressed a lot of buttons for me, we had a good Zoom chat back in February. Having interviewed David Priestley, a Consultant Psychologist, while he was at Saracens a few years ago it was great to see potential mental […]

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Red Card Shenanigans – The Disciplinary Process

I wrote an article during the enforced break due to Covid about the Disciplinary goings on this year, out of 8 hearings, only 2 of the offences had seen a red card brandished https://debsknigsport.com/2021/01/30/disciplinary-matters-does-sir-need-to-brush-up/ Based on the fact that 5 red cards were shown over the weekend of 19-21st February it suggests a Zoom meeting may well have taken place. […]

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County Cricket – Time for a Re-think?

I had an interesting exchange with Reuben Herbert in a County Cricket group during the summer and asked if he fancied putting his thoughts down. Here he writes as a guest blogger. His thoughts on structure would work across most sports in this country. I made a comment a while back that county clubs should be limited to 18 professional players with the development side of the game run through an amateur structure.  This […]

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A Rugby Player in the Making – Ben Lee

My game day Saturday morning started early at Allianz Park, I arrived at 10:30 to meet up with staunch Saracens fans Debs and James Lee and their 15 year old son, Ben. My aim was to try to understand some of what it takes to get noticed as a young rugby player, what puts an individual in front of the […]

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A Six Nations Review

Guest Blogger Jez Denton with some thoughts on this years 6 Nations As the 2019 edition of the six nations comes to an end, I’m going to take the opportunity to look at each countries performance and review the tournament. Firstly, though, I will say that this was a tournament that had so much going for it. There was excitement, […]

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England v Scotland

A week ago I watched the most remarkable game of rugby, the final 6 Nations game between England and Scotland. I often go to 3 or 4 6 Nations matches but this was my only one for 2019. Courtesy of my brothers, it was a birthday trip en famille, we had lunch in Richmond before heading to the stadium to […]

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Orrell RUFC – A Passion

I spotted this post on Facebook from Rob Lee, you can find him on Twitter @RobLee559 and thought it was worth sharing, please consider donating to this great club Allow me to tell you a story about Orrell RUFC that started way back in 1999. To some that’s not that long but, to me that’s more than three-quarters of my life. In […]

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Saracens v Bath – Rugby’s Back!

And so that’s the cricket season finished!  Wow I’ve had an amazing summer, I’ve seen some amazing individual performances , there’ll be plenty of TV cricket over the winter, but I prefer my sport live,  Rugby is my sport of choice over the winter months, Saracens are my team of choice, with the odd alternative team thrown in. Oh and […]