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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Alex Goode inspired Saracens’ first-half bullying of Leinster in their own backyard as they left the Aviva Stadium with a defiant 25-17 quarter-final win and renewed hopes of a fourth Heineken Champions Cup title in five years.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has praised Manu Vunipola, with the young fly-half an option to replace the suspended Owen Farrell for the huge European tie at Leinster on Saturday.

Saracens avoided falling to their worst run in the Gallagher Premiership for three years by dispatching Exeter 40-17 at Allianz Park in a mismatch lacking the fireworks of recent collisions.

Premiership: Saracens 18 Wasps 28

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Owen Farrell was sent off for Saracens as Wasps recorded a famous 28-18 victory at Allianz Park.

Saracens boss Mark McCall was unsatisfied by a 40-12 Gallagher Premiership victory over London Irish despite presiding over a six-try mismatch at Twickenham Stoop.

Saracens stepped up preparations for their European quarter-final against Leinster by crushing London Irish 40-12 at Twickenham Stoop in the latest Gallagher Premiership mismatch.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admitted his side had narrowly escaped defeat after emerging as 38-24 Gallagher Premiership winners against Harlequins at Allianz Park.

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall admitted a sense of frustration after seeing his team come unstuck as they fell to defeat away to Bristol.

Jackson Wray is the latest Saracens star to commit to life in the Championship next season.

Maro Itoje has joined the raft of England internationals to commit their long-term future to Saracens despite the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Calum Clark feels the Championship will be a good platform for Saracens youngsters to show their talent next season.

Owen Farrell has signed a long-term contract extension with Saracens despite the club’s relegation to the Championship.

England international Elliot Daly has agreed a new three-year deal with Saracens.

Saracens this week confirmed that England prop Mako Vunipola has committed his future to the club.

The British & Irish Lions and SA Rugby have confirmed the 2021 tour to South Africa will go ahead as scheduled.

England hooker Jamie George has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens, the club have announced.

Scotland international Sean Maitland has signed a new two-year deal with Saracens.

Dom Morris admitted he is looking forward to the new challenge of playing in the Championship with Saracens next season, after extending his stay at the club.

Premiership Rugby clubs can return to contact training on Monday in “significant milestone” towards the league’s planned resumption on August 15.

Saracens centre Brad Barritt has stressed his memories of his time with the club have not been tarnished.

Former England centre Brad Barritt will leave Saracens at the end of the 2019-20 season, having agreed a contract extension to see out the delayed campaign.

Australia lock Will Skelton is the latest big name to be confirmed as leaving Saracens.

The Rugby Football Union is undertaking a review into the “historical context” of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – a favourite song among England supporters which has roots in American slavery.

Lord Myners has warned rugby union players it would be “foolhardy” to feel they need to go on strike after his review prompted clubs to announce a substantial cut to the salary cap from next season.

Premiership rugby stars could go on strike over contractual issues arising from the league’s expected confirmation of a reduction of next season’s salary cap by up to 25 per cent.

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