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Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Saracens bow a blast for K-bomb

Prop Kieran Longbottom was delighted to have made his Saracens debut as the Londoners beat Ospreys 39-5 in a pre-season friendly at the HAC in the heart of the city.

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Chris Robshaw (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Saracens star Smit claims Robshaw could regret Harlequins decision

Chris Robshaw will lose vital opportunities to “fine-tune” his Rugby World Cup captaincy after stepping down as Harlequins skipper this season, according to John Smit.

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Saracens stars (L-R) Chris Ashton, Owen Farrell, Alistair Hargreaves, Alex Goode and Billy Vunipola in the club's 2014/15 home (black) and away (white) kits

Saracens unveil new Nike kits

Saracens have unveiled the club’s new Nike home and away kits for the 2014-2015 season.

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Charlie Matthews of Harlequins. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Charlie Matthews ready to fill Nick Kennedy’s boots in Quins pack

Harlequins’ summer transfer activity has placed a lot of emphasis on youth and nowhere is that more evident than in the second row where Charlie Matthews is now a senior figure.

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Will Fraser of Saracens. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Will Fraser on recovery trail as Saracens beat London Scottish

Will Fraser was delighted to have made his first appearance in nine months as Saracens kicked-off their home pre-season campaign with six tries against Championship neighbours London Scottish.

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Saracens' Mark McCall (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens to begin European campaign against Clermont

Saracens will open their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by renewing hostilities with Clermont Auvergne, the French side they trounced to reach last term’s Heineken Cup final.

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Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Haringey Rhinos chief focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Haringey Rhinos’ director of rugby Tim Hutchins is determined to hit his 11-hour Ironman target next year after falling just short in his recent attempt in Austria.

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Nick Gourlay (right) introduces Brazilian youngsters to tag rugby on the beach

Saracens coach introduces rugby to Brazil ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

The FIFA World Cup has only just finished, but Brazil will be hosting another global sporting event in two years’ time – the 2016 Olympics.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle says Saracens have got over their heartbreak after return to training

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle says Saracens have recovered from their heartbreak and are ready to go again after returning to pre-season training.

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Saracens and Harlequins met at Wembley for the second time last season (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Saracens to face Harlequins at Wembley in showpiece Premiership clash

Saracens have announced that their home Aviva Premiership clash against London rivals Harlequins on March 28 has been switched to Wembley.

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Spurs defender Grant Hall is on loan at Birmingham City

Spurs defender Grant Hall aims to impress on loan at Birmingham

Tottenham’s former development squad captain Grant Hall is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Andros Townsend, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker by catching the eye during his loan spell and progressing into Spurs’ first team.

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Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Saracens bow a blast for K-bomb

Prop Kieran Longbottom was delighted to have made his Saracens debut as the Londoners beat Ospreys 39-5 in a pre-season friendly at the HAC in the heart of the city.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

I was ecstatic to be picked for the England Lions recently, but there is still a way to go before I can think about playing international cricket.

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Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with his gold medal after winning the men's 10,000m final at the European Championships (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Beagle Farah lands Euro gold

Olympic and world champion adds another title

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Ingimar Tomasson of Highgate School

Highgate young star Tomasson plays in front of Tim Henman at Wimbledon

Highgate youngster Ingimar Tomasson says his Wimbledon experience will inspire him to new heights after playing in front of Tim Henman at the All England Club.

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