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IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - 4. PETRUS DU PLESSIS
When Petrus du Plessis joined Saracens in 2010 as front row cover, I don’t think anyone expected him to make the impact that he did or to remain with the club so long. It was the early days of Brendan Venter, the first Premiership Final year, and the club had a front row crisis. The legendary Cobus Visagie had retired. In his place, Carlos Nieto, Richard Skuse and Tom Mercey were the tight heads but injury to Nieto reduced cover to virtually zero.
END OF SEASON POLL PART TWO
So now it’s time for the second part of this year’s End of Season Poll. Once again all the votes have been independently and impartially verified (by my trusty hound) and here are your choices for the second part of the 2016/17 season.
END OF SEASON POLL 2017 PART ONE
So the votes are in and have been counted and recounted under the scrutiny of Clara the Labrador, just to ensure everything is totally fair. Here are the results of Part One of our End of Season’s Poll for 2016-17.
IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - 3. Kelly Brown
Kelly David Robert Brown was born on 8th June 1982 in Edinburgh. His older brother Rowan represented Scottish schools at rugby and Kelly followed in his big brother’s footsteps. He attended Earlston High school and went on to study Sports Science at Edinburgh University. His prowess was noted at a young age and he was selected to represent Borders at Under 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 (not sure what happened to 17!) He also represented Scotland at under 16, under 18, under 19 (including 4 games in the 2001 World Championships in Chile) & under 21 level (playing 15 times including a victory over England in 2003). His leadership abilities were noticed early on and he was chosen to captain Scottish Schools in their last game against Spain in 2000.
An Episodic quiz to accompany the 2017 Lions tour
Questions will be added to the front page throughout the tour. Please email your answers to Elsathelioness13 at gmail.com having used the special character rather then 'at'. Please do not put answers on the message board.
END OF SEASON POLL 2017
So after the "phoney" election, now is time for the real thing! Yes it is the Annual End of season Poll! There are a few tweaks to the categories this year just to keep everything interesting. Closing date is Friday 30th June Everyone is welcome to vote in some or all categogies but please send your votes to unofish at hotmail dot co dot uk, DO NOT POST THEM HERE
IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - 2. BIG JIM HAMILTON
James Leigh Hamilton was born on 17th November 1982 in Swindon England. He was a kid from a council estate, a boy from a broken family (his Scottish dad and half English half Chinese mum divorced when he was young which led to Jim living over his mum’s family’s Chinese Restaurant in Coventry).
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
A GAME TOO FAR - BUT WE'RE STILL CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!!!
In the words of that great Scottish bard Jim “Rabbie Burns” Hamilton, there are only so many times you can go to the well before it runs dry”. Today the well was dry and despite this fabulous, brave lionhearted team digging with their bare fingernails, there was nothing left.
CLASH OF THE UNBEATABLES
Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens Aviva Premiership Rugby Semi Final Saturday 20 May Sandy Park After the euphoria of Saturday, Saracens face a challenge every bit as strong as Clermont as they travel to Devon to face an Exeter side who have not been beaten in 15 Premiership matches since they lost at home to Bath in late October, denoting a side, much like their opponents, who find a way to win. As Saracens have gradually built towards European dominance, Exeter appear to be evolving towards a Premiership title, but will it be this season as Sarries' hunger remains for the "double double" undiminished