Sarries suffer surprise Irish defeat

Hillingdon Times: Mark McCall. Picture: Action Images

7:11pm Saturday 8th February 2014

Saracens suffered their first defeat at Allianz Park in the regular league season as they were beaten 22-13 by London Irish.

Saracens rule out more signings before start of the season

Hillingdon Times: Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths is keeping his options open: Action Images

9:00am Thursday 20th June 2013

Saracens will not be making any more signings before the start of the season, according to the club's chief executive.

Vunipola and Farrell benched for Lions test

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9:30am Thursday 20th June 2013

Mako Vunipola and Owen Farrell are named among the replacements for the British & Irish Lions' first test against Australia on Saturday.

George ready for his 'most important season so far'

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4:01pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

Saracens forward Jamie George believes next season will be the most important of his career so far and and has urged the club to place their faith in him, rather than sign a new hooker.

Barritt to make Lions debut

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12:38pm Monday 17th June 2013

Saracens centre Brad Barritt will make his debut for the British & Irish Lions tomorrow, 24 hours after landing in Australia.

Six academy players promoted to Sarries first team squad

Hillingdon Times: Will Fraser rounded off a comfortable win (Picture: Action)

1:42pm Thursday 13th June 2013

Six academy players will be joining the Saracens first team squad for pre-season next month after being promoted ahead of the new campaign.

Venter remains '100 per cent committed' to Saracens

Hillingdon Times: Brendan Venter (left) with chief executive Edward Griffiths (right). Picture: Action Images

1:10pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Former Saracens boss Brendan Venter remains "100 per cent committed" to his advisory duties at the Men in Black despite being appointed director of rugby at The Sharks.

Venter makes Sharks move

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1:29pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

Former Saracens boss Brendan Venter has been appointed director of rugby at The Sharks.

Fan's View: Pioneers are a huge asset to Sarries

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11:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013

Saracens fan Louise Warr pays tribute to the work of the club's Pioneers.

Farrell must use aggression to hunt beneath the surface

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10:56am Thursday 6th June 2013

Saracens' Owen Farrell has to be a cleverer predator if he is to prove doubters wrong and maximise his potential.

Saracens draw Toulouse in Heineken Cup

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11:20am Thursday 6th June 2013

Saracens have been drawn with four times chammpions Toulouse in the pool stages of the Heineken Cup, along with Irish side Connacht and Italy's Zebre.

Fan's View: Dream draw leaves room for Sarries optimism

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3:50pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

Today the draw for the pools of what may be the last ever Heineken Cup was made in Dublin.

Fan's View: Brits and Farrell fight leaves questions unanswered

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12:00pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

The moment many have waited for - the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour kicked off on Saturday.

Sarries youngsters on international duty

10:09am Wednesday 5th June 2013

Matt Hankin and Scott Spurling are both involved in England Under-20s who play their opening match of the Junior World Championships against France today.

Billy Vunipola not guaranteed England start

Hillingdon Times: Billy Vunipola scored three tries in six minutes for England on Sunday.

10:50am Tuesday 4th June 2013

Billy Vunipola is not guaranteed to start England's first test against Argentina on Saturday despite scoring a hat-trick in the Three Lions' 41-21 win against Consur XV.

Farrell brushes off Brits spat

Hillingdon Times: Farrell brushes off Brits spat

10:00am Monday 3rd June 2013

Owen Farrell has brushed off his Lions spat with Saracens teammate Schalk Brits and insists there is no bad blood between the pair.

Sarries pair start for Lions opener

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9:22am Thursday 30th May 2013

Saracens pair Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola will both start for the Lions' opening match against The Barbarians on Saturday.

Stevens hopes to set Lions record straight

Hillingdon Times: Matt Stevens. Picture: Action Images

4:05pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

Matt Stevens is determined to make his second tour with the British & Irish Lions more successful than his first, as the Saracens prop looks to earn his first cap against the Barbarians on Saturday.

Fan's View: Lions can help nurture Mako

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10:34am Tuesday 28th May 2013

Saracens fan Louise Warr believes the British & Irish Lions tour will help Mako Vunipola's development.

Sarries season was a 'massive anticlimax', admits Fraser

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1:38pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

Will Fraser admits Saracens season ended up being a "massive anticlimax" after the Men in Black lost a second semi-final in as many weeks to Northampton Saints - a match Fraser was just hours away from playing in.

Devastated Fraser to miss start of next season

Hillingdon Times: Fraser out of Toulon test. Picture: Action Images

3:08pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Saracens flanker Will Fraser admits he is devastated not to be going on tour with England after learning he will miss the start of next season with a rare shoulder injury which could rule the 23-year-old out until November.

Injured Sarries pair ruled out of England duty

Hillingdon Times: Alex Goode. Picture: Action Images

5:42pm Monday 20th May 2013

Saracens pair Joel Tomkins and Alex Goode have been forced to pull out of the England squad ahead of their tour to Argentina because of injury.

Trio set to make Sarries farewells

Hillingdon Times: Andy Saull. Picture: Action Images

5:27pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

John Smit will be captain for his final game in a Saracens shirt against the South African Barbarians at the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of the City of London tomorrow night. 

Fan's View: Positives to be taken from season of adventure

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9:53am Wednesday 15th May 2013

The season may not have had the fairy tale ending that everybody involved with Saracens had hoped for but it was still a year to remember.

Smit to captain Sarries in final match

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3:33pm Monday 13th May 2013

Retiring Saracens hooker John Smit will captain Saracens in his final match against the South African Barbarians at the Honourable Artillery Company on Thursday.

Sluggish first half cost us, says McCall

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6:02pm Sunday 12th May 2013

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits a sluggish first-half performance was to blame for his team’s shock 27-13 defeat to Northampton Saints which the Sarries boss described as “massively disappointing”.

Saracens stunned by shock Saints defeat in play-off semi

Hillingdon Times: Chris Ashton and Courtney Lawes. Picture: Action Images

5:04pm Sunday 12th May 2013

One week after finishing top of the Premiership for the first time in their history, Saracens' hopes of claiming silverware this season were ended by a shock 27-13 defeat to Northampton Saints in the play-off semi-final.

Fan's View: Allianz Park factor could prove decisive

Hillingdon Times: Players and supporters observed a minute's silence for Baroness Thatcher before the game. Picture: Action Images

12:00pm Friday 10th May 2013

Saracens fan Ben Ireland assesses the advantage of playing at home in the play-off semi-final against Northampton Saints this Sunday.

Playing at home will be a 'massive advantage' for Sarries

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5:11pm Thursday 9th May 2013

Playing at Allianz Park will give Saracens a "massive advantage" against Northampton Saints in the Premiership play-off semi-final this Sunday, says Sarries coach Alex Sanderson.

Fan's View: Another chapter ready to be written

Hillingdon Times: Saracens celebrate their second try. Picture: Action Images

6:10pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

Saracens fan Louise Warr looks ahead to Sunday's crunch Premiership semi-final clash against Northampton Saints.

Tomkins one of four Sarries players to make England squad

Hillingdon Times: Joel Tomkins. Picture: Action Images

4:29pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

Saracens centre Joel Tomkins has been named in Stuart Lancaster's England squad for this summer's Barbarians game and three-match tour to Uruguay and Argentina.

Fan's View: Toulon recovery starts with Bath

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9:58am Thursday 2nd May 2013

After two consecutive defeats, Saracens fan Ben Ireland assesses the importance of returning to winning ways against Bath on Saturday.

Shocked Stevens credits Sarries trust for Lions call-up

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4:03pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

Saracens prop Matt Stevens admits he was shocked to be called up to the British and Irish Lions squad and believes his surprise selection is a testament to the trust placed in him by Saracens this season.

McCall backs Lions selection for Vunipola

Hillingdon Times: Mako Vunipola. Picture: Action Images

11:47am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Saracens boss Mark McCall said he has never seen a prop like Mako Vunipola and believes the 22-year-old can cope with the demands of playing for the Lions. 

Sarries trio make Lions squad

Hillingdon Times: Matt Stevens is a surprise inclusion in the Lions squad. Picture: Action Images

11:31am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Saracens trio Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola and Matt Stevens are all included in the British & Irish Lions squad, announced today.

Saracens sign new prop

9:52am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Saracens have added Jersey prop Richard Barrington to their ranks for the start of next season.

Fan's View: Sarries trio central to success

9:48am Tuesday 30th April 2013

It is only natural that in a team there will be those who grab the headlines and accolades and those who quietly go about their business.

Ashton: Lions selection has been on my mind all season

Hillingdon Times: Chris Ashton. Picture: Action Images

4:52pm Monday 29th April 2013

Chris Ashton says he’d love to be included in the Lions squad when it is announced tomorrow and admits this summer’s tour to Australia has been playing on his mind all season.

We will bounce back, insists Brown

Hillingdon Times: Kelly Brown. Picture: Action Images

2:32pm Monday 29th April 2013

Saracens back-row Kelly Brown believes the team was below the level required against Toulon but insists the Men in Black will bounce back in their hunt for the Premiership title.

Smit: We paid the penalty for missed opportunities

Hillingdon Times: John Smit. Picture: Action Images

11:03am Monday 29th April 2013

Saracens hooker John Smit believes the Heineken Cup defeat to Toulon swung on a crucial period in the second half when the Men in Black failed to take advantage of two try-scoring chances and playing with an extra man.

McCall takes pride in Saracens progress

Hillingdon Times: Narrow margins. Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall (Picture: Action Images)

6:46pm Sunday 28th April 2013

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall says his side were more than a match for Toulon and believes the Men in Black have come a long way since losing to Clermont in the competition's quarter-finals last year.

Wilkinson kicks Saracens out of the Heineken Cup

Hillingdon Times: Picture: Action Images

2:13pm Sunday 28th April 2013

Jonny Wilkinson kicks all of his side's points as Toulon beat Saracens 24-12 to reach the final of the Heineken Cup.

The hard work starts now, insists Saracens hooker Smit

Hillingdon Times: John Smit. Picture: Action Images

11:06am Thursday 25th April 2013

Hooker John Smit insists all of Saracens hard work this season will count for nothing if they fail to finish the job off as their campaign reaches the business end.

Borthwick shortlisted for the Player of the Season

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4:18pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

Saracens captain Steve Borthwick is nominated on a shortlist of six for this season's Premiership Player of the Season award.

McCall: We have nothing to fear

Hillingdon Times: Mark McCall. Picture: Action Images

1:10pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

Saracens boss Mark McCall insists his team having nothing to fear when they take on Toulon in the semi-final of the Heineken Cup at Twickenham on Sunday.

Saracens admit two-thirds empty Twickenham 'not ideal'

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1:29pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

Despite what could be Jonny Wilkinson’s last ever game at the home of English rugby, Twickenham may only be two-thirds full for Saracens' Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon on Sunday.

Fan's View: Sarries double bid starts against Toulon

Hillingdon Times: Owen Farrell kicked 17 points on his return from England duty. Picture: Action Images

9:50am Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Saracens fan Louise Warr looks ahead to Sunday's mouth-watering Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon.

Blow for Saracens as Fraser ruled out of Toulon semi

Hillingdon Times: Fraser out of Toulon test. Picture: Action Images

6:00pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Will Fraser will not play in this Sunday's Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon and could miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury he sustained against Gloucester.

Wyles insists it's all about trophies for Saracens

Hillingdon Times: Chris Wyles. Picture: Action Images

3:00pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Booking a home playoff in the Premiership and making the last four of the Heineken Cup is not enough for the Saracens players who are determined to win trophies this season, says Chris Wyles.

Strettle: Back to the drawing board for Sarries

Hillingdon Times: David Strettle (Picture: Action Images)

1:00pm Monday 22nd April 2013

Saracens winger David Strettle says the players will be analysing Saturday's Premiership defeat to Gloucester in a bid to put things right before this weekend's crucial Heineken Cup semi-final.






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