Mark Fermor

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McCall sees Ulster clash as key

Jun 17, 2015<p>Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admitted he was looking forward to renewing hostilities with Ulster when the new Champions Cup …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015: Fitness comes first for Billy Vunipola and Stuart Lancaster's England squad

England manager Stuart Lancaster has highlighted the need for his squad to be the fittest at the upcoming World Cup in order to win it<p>The 50-man England Rugby World Cup squad go into training camp on Monday with the declared intention of being the fittest team in the tournament by the time the …

Saracens open defence of Premiership title at home to Sale Sharks

• Bath to host Exeter on 17 October; promoted Worcester meet Saints • Major matches delayed because of clash with World Cup in opening weeks<p>The top four sides in last season’s Premiership will avoid each other during the World Cup stage of next season’s league programme, which starts on a Friday …

Morgan preparing for battle with Vunipola

Six Nations Championship

Maro Itjoe is a wonderful talent, but too raw for World Cup consideration this time

It is sad to see Maro Itoje trimmed from Stuart Lancaster's squad ahead of trip to Denver, but his time will come<p>World Cups are no place for romance, for future potential, for a wildcard fling at risking the pot on an unproven selection.<p>Yet still the heart sheds a little tear at news that one of …

Rugby World Cup

Gut-wrenching losses are motivating Saracens

May 22, 2015<p>• Joined ESPN in 2011<br>• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots<br>• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016<br>• …

Rugby World Cup

Northampton 24 Saracens 29 match report: Visitors upset the odds to reach Premiership final

Owen Farrell kicks 19 points and David Strettle scores try as Sarries win pulsating encounter<p>At the final whistle the Saracens players, some blood-soaked, some on their knees in exhaustion, punched the air as though they had just won the title. There is no silverware for winning semi-finals of …

Ford: Bath will attack Saracens

May 23, 2015<p>Bath boss Mike Ford has vowed there will be no change to his team's scintillating attacking approach when they contest next Saturday's …

Saracens

Jacques Burger on thumping form as Saracens win bruising battle at Northampton

• Northampton 24-29 Saracens<p>Saracens were hit by a flu bug before the match but it was Northampton who were left feeling sick. The champions, and the team that led the Premiership throughout the season, will not be at Twickenham on Saturday after losing a battle of strength and wits to opponents …

Unique Look: Seattle Saracens Rugby Club

The Seattle Saracens Rugby Club hosted an international team from London on Saturday at Magnuson Park in Seattle. Q13 Fox had the Saracens' coach, …

Rugby World Cup

Undefeated Newport Saracens crowned champions of SSE SWALEC league Division 3 East D

Undefeated Newport Saracens have been crowned champions of SSE SWALEC league Division 3 East D.<p>Their 15-10 victory over Tref y Clawdd earlier this …

Salary cap may not fit Bath or Saracens but critics have to wear it – for now

The Premiership finalists are regarded as beneficiaries of a decision to suspend a wages investigation but no one can deny the game will be a showdown to savour<p>The Premiership final on Saturday is not the ideal one for the organisers. Bath and Saracens, two clubs who have built success on financial …

Saracens look to complete learning curve from 2014 Premiership defeat

A Twickenham appointment against Bath is the last act of the club’s season and could result in the first win for a team finishing outside the top two<p>When Saracens lost last season’s Premiership final against Northampton to a try in the final minute of extra time, the club’s chief executive, Edward …

Bath’s George Ford loses out in battle with Saracens’ Owen Farrell

England’s World Cup squad fly-half rivals face each other in Premiership play-off final with Farrell earning most plaudits in Saracens’ 28-16 win<p>So the debate is back on. It is not one that will prove very popular with the romantics – those who believe that a team need more than a defensive game to …

Talking the talk on Twickenham walk

May 31, 2015<p>"This is our year," claimed one confident Saracens fan in the blazing hot West Stand car park, an hour before the Aviva Premiership final …

Owen Farrell

Saracens’ Jamie George seizes chance to write himself into England’s plans

The recipient and beneficiary of Dylan Hartley’s head butt showed the class of an international hooker against Bath in the Premiership final<p>This past week may yet prove a poignant one for historians of the English hooker. Jamie George started it with the surprise and disappointment of exclusion …

Saracens’ brutalist work of art paints an encouraging picture for England

• Mark McCall’s side become first Premiership winners to not finish in top two • Bath’s head coach Mike Ford vows they will come back stronger • Owen Farrell faces citing for tackle on Anthony Watson<p>And so endeth a season that confounded from start to finish. The title has gone to a side who barely …

Saracens’ Farrell given post-match yellow card for tackle on Bath’s Watson

• Fly-half will not face disciplinary panel over challenge in Premiership final • Bath’s Rob Webber receives warning for tackle at Twickenham<p>Owen Farrell will not face a disciplinary panel for his high tackle on Anthony Watson in Saturday’s Premiership final between Saracens and Bath at Twickenham …

Unpopular Saracens are unfairly maligned

Their structured approach leads to the boring tag, but it sets a platform for them to score plenty of tries too, writes Brian Moore<p>Bath have thrilled rugby fans this season and were most people’s favourites to take the Aviva Premiership title at Twickenham last Saturday. Saracens, loved only by …

Stuart Barnes: Glasgow Warriors and Saracens are differing but deserving winners

Rugby Union Expert & Columnist<p>Stuart Barnes: Glasgow Warriors and Saracens are differing but deserving winners<p>Last Updated: 01/06/15 12:33pm<p>Glasgow …

Glasgow Warriors

Rugby Championship – RESULT – New Zealand 39 v 18 Argentina

<b>New Zealand kicked off their Rugby Championship campaign with a comfortable 39-18 win over Argentina in Christchurch on Friday.</b><p>Impressive at scrum …

Christchurch

Watch Ma'a Nonu go into beast mode for the All Blacks this morning

THE ALL BLACKS looked in ominous form on the Rugby Championship opener this morning, scoring five tries en route to a 39-13 bonus point win against …

Golden Lane

Quade Cooper to stay in Australia and head to Rio Olympics

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b><p>Quade Cooper can start planning to add a set of Olympic rings to his tattoo collection after spurning the mega-bucks of French rugby to …

Hansen hits out at 'bloody boring' lineout drives

Jul 17, 2015<p>New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has called on World Rugby to make it harder for teams to exploit "bloody boring" lineout drives.<p>Hansen was …

As it happened: Wallabies 24 Springboks 20

18 Jul 14:10<p>Thanks for joining <b>Sport24</b> this afternoon. Be sure to stay glued to SA's No 1 website for more sporting action this weekend.<p>18 Jul …

South Africa Springboks