Blues Hit By Yellows
Down to 13 men we almost made it to the final whistle to earn an honourable draw but Coventry played the numbers game with scrum half Tom Kessell scoring to clinch the game 26-19.
Up And Running
After a disjointed and protracted pre-season we needed something to kick start our league campaign and it came in the dying seconds at Sale Sharks.
SARRIES STUTTER, SAINTS SATISFIED
Never late before this game, I missed the fireworks, two minutes walk away, and what seems to have been a well-celebrated penalty immediately after kick-off, whilst walking in from Gate C. However, I was in time for the next penalty, which took the score to 6-0. More interestingly, I was there for Will Skelton’s two audition pieces for the World Juggling Championships, a pair of gathers that saw him dextrously passing the ball to himself, hand to hand several times, as he dealt with passes that would scarcely be called accurate.
Inaccurate and Inarticulate Report
Saturday was my first attendance of the new season and because of this, I might have got a bit over zealous in the brown bottle shop, with the pre-match refreshments, so some of the report may be as squint as most throw-ins in professional rugby but not as crooked as the scrum put-in.
IT TOOK a while, and we were all on the edge of our (metaphorical or not) seats by that time, but the Cov Dog finally put in an appearance with about ten minutes of a frustrating, error-strewn, yet perversely entertaining match remaining.
Give Us A Clue
Off to Coventry for our second consecutive away game of the new season and a game which will give us a better idea of how Mike Rayer's side will fare this season .
Teams up: Saints v Saracens
SARACENS vs NORTHAMPTON SAINTSGallagher Premiership Rugby, Round OneSaturday 19 October, 2019Allianz ParkKick-off: 3pm
At last! The World Cup is great but there's nothing like a live 3.00 p.m. Saturday live game and we have a tough one in prospect at Sale for the Premiership opener.
IT'S HERE AT LAST!
So finally it is here! 4 ½ months after Sarries defeated Exeter at Twickenham to retain their Premiership crown it all begins again. The prologue of Premiership Cup games is over and the curtain now rises for the main event. Many pundits are tipping Sarries to carry on from where they left off in June but they are forgetting one thing, one big thing – the World Cup to which Sarries have kindly donated 15 players and 1 coach. No team can be expected to produce quite the heights of Premiership & European double winners while missing that number of world-class players!
Choose Your Starting XV
Team to Play Leicester Tigers.