IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - 1.CHRIS ASHTON
The first in a series of articles saying Goodbye to some of The Saracens of 2017 who are moving on. 1. CHRIS ASHTON
Lions or Lambs?
The Lions have departed for New Zealand, eleven of them having played on Saturday. In the most demanding schedule yet, they play their first match next Saturday and a total of ten in just six weeks. Those games are three Tests, the Maori –often thought of as an “extra Test”, the five new Zealand Super rugby franchises and a “Barbarians” team selected from the provincial unions. To cope with that challenge Warren Gatland and his fellow coaches have opted to take 41 players, with an average of 43 caps each. An impressive group, but will they strut through New Zealand as Lions rampant, or are they doomed by fatigue and the schedule to be lambs to the slaughter?
Squad for next year
Following our defeat in the Championship play-off final we now know that a number of players will be leaving the club this summer. However the club announced on May 26th that six players had re-signed for next season making our signed squad 21 players....
The clubhouse gets a facelift in 2016
Hi everyone, not a lot to give you this time, what with the rugby taking a well earned rest.
England side to face Baa Baas Sunday 28th May 2017
Eddie Jones has named his England squad to face the Barbarians in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup on Sunday at Twickenham Stadium (kick off 3pm, live on Sky Sports HD).
Chiefs looking to win for the first time at Twickenham and pick up the biggest prize in Premiership rugby.
The pinnacle, focus and point of the season came to Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night. Having dropped from rugby's top-flight for the first time Irish built their season around 4 games. The Semi-finals home and away followed by the pair of finals.
Being everyone’s favourite second team
And so we embark on the long fallow time before next season begins. Over the next few months, we'll be putting up articles here submitted by various denizens of the messageboard. In the first article MartWhit looks back on Sales glorious era of attacking rugby at Heywood Road. Or was it?
Bloodied but unbowed
The last game of the 2016/17 Championship season takes place tomorrow night at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading. Not only is it the second leg of the play-off final but it is the last time that some very talented young men will wear the Yorkshire Carnegie shirt.....
Memories of Bath
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