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OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 8 DOUBLE SCOTCH! 13.5.17
In conjunction with the club who plan to livestream this match at 5.00pm tomorrow (saturday), here is the story of that fabulous weekend in Edinburgh when Saracens took on Clermont in the 2017 European Final. ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE v SARACENS, European Champions Cup Final, Sat 13th May 2017, Murrayfield I am not by nature superstitious, however when it comes to something like a European final, it’s not unnatural to check the omens are favourable. And it was looking good. An uneventful journey on Friday night to our hotel in Peebles, a French Team beat an English one in the Challenge Cup (sorry Gloucester), a Curlew seen out of the car window within 5 minutes of me saying “we’re in Curlew country”, it was raining and best of all a fabulous little Dipper outside my bedroom window on Saturday morning. It felt as if the Gods were smiling on us.
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 7 KINGS OF LYON 14.5.16
Today Behind the Bench takes us back to that fabulous day in Lyon when Saracens finally became the best team in Europe. It wasn't the greatest game but it was an amazing weekend. The Lyonnaise were incredibly welcoming and gracious when the old enemy claimed victory on French soil. I remember fabulous food, little DG racing across France in her PE kit to be there with us, and a Racing supporter deciding she was the member of our party to be kissed (can't imagine why!) Enjoy!
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 6 RACING 92 v SARACENS 5.4.15
Today Behind the Bench reminds us of that Easter Sunday in the suburbs of Paris when Bosch did his stuff. Racing Metro 92 11-12 Saracens European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final Stade Yves du Manoir Sunday 5 April 2015
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS # 5 RIGHT SAID ED....
Not a match this time but a piece by our music correspondent from 3.09.09. Might give you a laugh!
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 4 TOULON v SARACENS 15.10.16
Today we go back to October 2016 when Saracens travelled to the Stade Mayol and inflicted the first ever home defeat on the mighty Toulon in Europe's top-flight competition
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 3 RACING METRO v SARACENS 17.12.10
Thanks to Myleftboot for this suggestion Josh Black takes us back to a snowy day in December 2010 when Saracens managed to defeat Racing and the odds in the snow
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 1 SARACENS v SOUTH AFRICA 17.11.09
Our second trip down memory lane is the game between Sarries and south Africa at Wembley in 2009. Josh Black reminds us of a remarkable day for Sarries and for Stuart Tinner
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 1 SARACENS v LEICESTER TIGERS 28.5.11
With no rugby in sight for months, I thought this was a good excuse to take a trip down memory lane and republish reports of some of our favourite games. I've started with that first Premiership title back in 2011. If you have a favourite game please post below and over the next few weeks/months I'll republish the report
TIGERS LOSE THEIR BITE
A sunny Allianz Park welcomed a Tigers team that like Saracens have had some trouble securing wins on the road. The visitors came to the game with one win in the last eight meetings between the two team but with one of the heaviest packs ever to play in the Premiership. Could they grind Saracens into submission like the Tigers teams of old?
BACK TO WINNING WAYS
So Round 12 of the GP sees the boys on the road again - to the Gardens. Ourselves and Saints were both recipients of proper towellings last weekend at the hands of Wasps and Exeter respectively, so both sides were looking for a vast improvement in both attack and defence.