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Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens boss believes pool remains wide open after Munster loss

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall, while disappointed not to take a losing bonus point from the game, believes the pool remains wide open.

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Chris Robshaw (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins’ Chris Robshaw retains England captaincy... but Saracens star Chris Ashton dropped from squad

England have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will remain captain for next month’s autumn internationals at Twickenham.

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Mark Liebling touched down for league leaders Belsize Park. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Burton stars on his debut as leaders Belsize Park edge past Stevenage

Jeremy Burton starred for Belsize Park on his first-team debut as the league leaders survived a late scare to triumph 20-19 away against Stevenage in London North-West Division Three.

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Hampstead try-scorer Will Pettit. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach sees signs of progress despite defeat against Chiswick

Hampstead coach Peter Breen believes his side showed signs of progress against high-flying Chiswick despite Saturday’s 40-23 defeat and a second successive defeat in London North-West Division Two.

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Damir Jovanovic in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys lose the lead as Finchley inflict second successive loss

UCS Old Boys lost a second-half lead as they went down 20-13 at Finchley, suffering their second successive defeat – and their third from the opening five league games in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon try-scorer JP Cremin. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon’s unbeaten run comes to an end at West London

Hendon’s unbeaten start to the league campaign came to an end as they were defeated 17-8 at West London and dropped to sixth place in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

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Hampstead Ladies captain Fran Hall. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead Ladies suffer first defeat against league leaders

Hampstead Ladies twice lost the lead as they suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 31-22 against league leaders Old Albanians in Championship South East Division Two.

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Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Mark McCall full of praise for ‘high class’ Saracens star David Strettle

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall saluted Chris Ashton and David Strettle after the England wings plundered four tries in Saturday’s 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

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Belsize Park's Mark Liebling scored a classy individual try against Hackney. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park gain revenge over arch-rivals Hackney to go top of the table

Belsize Park moved to the summit of the league table with a convincing home win over last season’s arch-rivals Hackney, triumphing 39-25 in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon's Adam Johnson. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon maintain their unbeaten start with victory over Mill Hill

Hendon maintained their unbeaten start to the league season after surviving a late Mill Hill comeback to triumph 29-20 and move third in the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.

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Lilly Hunt scored five tries for Hampstead's ladies. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hunt’s haul of five tries helps Hampstead Ladies to third successive victory

Hampstead Ladies eased to their third victory in as many games with a convincing 45-17 win over Hammersmith & Fulham in Championship South East Division Two, thanks to Lilly Hunt’s impressive haul of five tries.

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Brad Barritt of Saracens (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Saracens chief backs ‘brilliant’ Brad Barritt for England recall

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has called for centre Brad Barritt to be reinstated in England’s midfield ahead of the eagerly anticipated QBE Internationals series in November.

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Joe Launchbury of Wasps (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Wasps hope Coventry move will convince Joe Launchbury to snub Saracens

Wasps hope their relocation to Coventry will persuade Joe Launchbury to reject interest from Aviva Premiership rivals Saracens.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle: Saracens’ setback against Bath shows growing strength of the Premiership

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle believes the weekend’s Premiership results prove that the top flight is getting tougher every year after Saracens “went off track” and lost their perfect start to the season.

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Micha Palmer (left) scored a hat-trick for Hampstead Ladies against New Ash Green. Pic: Trevor Palmer

Palmer’s hat-trick helps Hampstead Ladies to another league win against New Ash Green

Micha Palmer ran in a hat-trick as Hampstead Ladies continued their successful start to the season with their second successive league win, triumphing 26-5 away at New Ash Green.

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Chris Towndrow scored a second-half try for Hendon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon are eliminated from Herts/Middlesex Junior Vase Cup by Cheshunt

Hendon have won their opening two league games but a much-changed side was eliminated from the Herts/Middlesex Junior Vase Cup by Cheshunt, going down 33-14 at home at Barnet Copthall on Saturday.

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Dylan Oudshoorn (left) scored a try on his debut for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys debutants make instant impact in victory over Hitchin

Debutants Dylan Oudshoorn and James Attwood made an immediate impact, both scoring tries as UCS Old Boys returned to winning ways by beating Hitchin 36-19 in London North-West Division Three.

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Hendon captain Ger O'Donoghue. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Captain O’Donoghue leads by example as Hendon defeat Ickenham

Hendon captain Ger O’Donoghue scored two tries as his side came from behind to triumph 25-15 at Ickenham and maintain an early winning run in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

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Ben Parker (left) scored two first-half tries but Belsize Park were defeated. Pic: Paolo Minoli

‘Terrible result’ for Belsize Park as they throw away 20-point lead

Belsize Park missed the chance to extend their winning start to the season as they threw away a 20-point half-time lead to lose away against 14-man Welwyn in London North-West Division Three.

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Lilly Hunt (left) celebrates with Rachel Grovenor and Micha Palmer. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Double delight as Hampstead’s men and ladies run in five tries in home wins

Faye Hamp and Lilly Hunt both touched down twice as Hampstead’s ladies ran in five tries to beat Beckenham 25-12 and record a bonus-point victory in their opening league fixture yesterday.

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Saracens' Owen Farrell (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mark McCall gives Owen Farrell injury update after Saracens crush Sale

Saracens delivered a positive update on Owen Farrell after the England fly-half missed Saturday’s 40-19 Aviva Premiership victory over Sale with a thigh strain.

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Saracens' Owen Farrell (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Saracens and England suffer major injury blow

England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out for a “few weeks” by a leg problem, his club Saracens have announced.

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UCS Old Boys' try-scorer Damir Jovanovic. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys are defeated at Fullerians

UCS Old Boys were unable to repeat their opening-day home win over Wasps in London North-West Division Three as a disappointing first-half performance resulted in a 19-8 defeat away at Fullerians in Watford.

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Hampstead's Dan Dimoline (left) scored a match-winning penalty kick from 30 metres. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Dimoline kicks last-gasp penalty as Hampstead grab victory from the jaws of defeat

Hampstead lost the lead with 90 seconds left and looked to be heading for a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday – but Dan Dimoline snatched victory back with the last play of the match.

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Nick Lewis (right) scored a hat-trick in Belsize Park's victory over Finchley. Pic: Kully Khella/Belsize Park RFC

Lewis scores hat-trick as Belsize Park maintain devastating early-season form

Promoted Belsize Park continued their dominant early-season form in London North-West Division Three, following last weekend’s opening-day triumph by running in seven tries against Finchley – including another hat-trick.

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Hendon winger Adam Johnson (left) scored one try and had another disallowed. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Stylish Hendon make a winning start to their campaign under new coach

Hendon made a winning start to their campaign under new coach John Cassalaspro, surviving a late scare to overcome Chess Valley.

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Conor O'Shea, Harlequins director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins’ Conor O’Shea leaps to Chris Robshaw’s defence amid ‘insulting’ England speculation

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of “insulting” speculation over his England future.

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Alex Goode breaks with the ball against Harlequins as Saracens team-mate Will Fraser looks on. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Goode backs Saracens team-mate Will Fraser to push his way into England frame ahead of World Cup

Alex Goode believes his Saracens team-mate Will Fraser can push his way into the England frame as the clock ticks down towards next year’s home World Cup.

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Catalin Fercu, Romania. Pic by Tony Marshall/EMPICS

Romanian ace Catalin Fercu signs for Saracens

Saracens have confirmed that Romanian international Catalin Fercu will link up with the club at the end of the month from Timisoara Saracens.

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Conor O'Shea, Harlequins director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins chief says Aviva Premiership clubs need more spending power

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea believes Aviva Premiership clubs have “little alternative” but to ratify a second salary cap increase in two years to keep pace with big-spending French counterparts.

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Tom Loughnan in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys come from behind to make a winning start against Wasps

UCS Old Boys came from behind in the final 20 minutes to record a 17-9 opening-day victory over London Wasps as they began life in London North-West Division Three.

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Hampstead Ladies' second team talk tactics

Hampstead ladies’ second team fight back from three tries down - and nearly win!

Hampstead ladies’ opening game at Ashford was postponed at the weekend but their second XV hosted Tonbridge and fought back from three tries down to draw 24-24.

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Dan Dimoline (left) in action for Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead are well beaten by newly-promoted Harrow in season opener

Hampstead were beaten 54-7 in their opening London North-West Division Two fixture by newly-promoted Harrow, who look set to challenge at the top of this division as well.

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Belsize Park's man of the match Chris Dan. Pic: Kully Khella/Belsize Park RFC

Smith scores debut hat-trick as Belsize Park announce themselves in style

Tristan Smith scored a hat-trick on his debut as Belsize Park announced themselves in their new division in style with an emphatic 41-10 away win.

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Saracens' Charlie Hodgson bearks clear to score a try against Harlequins (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Harlequins players apologise to fans after rampant Saracens run riot at the Stoop

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea revealed that his players apologised to fans following Friday night’s 39-0 capitulation to Saracens.

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Chris Robshaw, captain of England. Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images

Chris Robshaw unfazed by Will Fraser duel as Harlequins prepare for Saracens clash

Harlequins’ Chris Robshaw will be entering familiar territory on Friday night when the Aviva Premiership offers the stage to see off another pretender to his England jersey.

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Hampstead in action last season. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead’s head coach wants to bring the fun factor back for new campaign

Hampstead’s head coach Peter Breen says his primary aim is to bring the fun factor back to the club and make sure his squad “start enjoying playing rugby again”.

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Belsize Park gear up for the new season with a hard-hitting training session. Pic: Kully Khella

Belsize Park are in uncharted territory after promotion to London leagues

Belsize Park RFC will be hoping to continue scaling the rugby pyramid when they launch their 2014-15 league season this weekend.

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Matt Jacobs in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys need to ‘develop good habits’ and ‘build for the future’, says chairman

UCS Old Boys chairman Gideon Bard says the club need to “develop good habits” and “build for the future” after last year’s relegation.

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Harry Kane's treble took his tally to seven goals in 10 games for Tottenham this season

Kane nets hat-trick while Lamela scores wondergoal as Spurs thrash Asteras Tripolis

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick while Erik Lamela netted a brace, including a wondergoal, as Tottenham thumped Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League at White Hart Lane.

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Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens boss believes pool remains wide open after Munster loss

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall, while disappointed not to take a losing bonus point from the game, believes the pool remains wide open.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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The Hall School sent six teams and 22 boys to the British Independent Schools ski race at the Hemel Hempstead ski dome

The Hall School enjoy fine display at British Independent Schools ski races

The Hall School enjoyed a fine performance in the British Independent Schools ski races at the Hemel Hempstead snow dome, entering three teams who all competed strongly.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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