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Friday, August 22, 2014
Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Chris Robshaw (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 have unveiled the club’s new Nike home and away kits for the 2014-2015 season.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Charlie Matthews of Harlequins. Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Will Fraser of Saracens. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Saracens' Mark McCall (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Nick Gourlay (right) introduces Brazilian youngsters to tag rugby on the beach

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Saracens' David Strettle

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Saracens and Harlequins met at Wembley for the second time last season (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Michael Tagicakibau (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

Fijian wing Michael Tagicakibau has left Saracens to join Scarlets.

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Saracens' David Strettle is tackled by Northampton's Ken Pisi during the Aviva Premiership final. Picture: PA Wire

Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths has called for a root and branch review of the Television Match Official “shambles” after Owen Farrell’s controversial disallowed try in the Aviva Premiership final.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Northampton were triumphant at Twickenham  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Saracens were left crestfallen at Twickenham as their season ended in a dramatic last-gasp extra time Aviva Premiership final defeat that saw Northampton Saints win an intense battle of wills to claim their first league ever title.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Toulon's Juan Smith (right) tackles Saracens' Brad Barritt

Brad Barritt admits it would be heartbreaking if Saracens end this season without a trophy as they gear up for their second shot at silverware this weekend.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Scotland international Jim Hamilton has joined Saracens

Saracens have recruited three top international players for next season – Juan Figallo, the Argentinian tighthead prop, Jim Hamilton, the Scotland lock, and Mike Ellery, the England Sevens wing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
(left to right) Saracens' Neil De Kock, Brad Barritt, Richard Barrington and Jamie George stand dejected after losing the Heineken Cup final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

Kelly Brown believes Saracens will recover quickly from their Heineken Cup final disappointment and be ready for the “huge challenge” that awaits them in Saturday’s Premiership final against Northampton.

Friday, May 23, 2014
Top row (left to right): England cricketer Eoin Morgan, Saracens full-back Ben Ransom, Middlesex CCC cricketer John Simpson, Saracens flanker Will Fraser, England cricketer Steven Finn, Saracens kicking coach Dan Vickers, England cricket captain Alistair Cook, Saracens flanker Nick Fenton-Wells. 
Bottom Row: Saracens chairman Nigel Wray, Bunbury Cricket Club founder David English.
Pic: Matthew Impey/Wiredphotos.co.uk. tel: 07789 130 347 email: matt@wiredphotos.co.uk

Two of England’s greatest sporting institutions, Saracens Rugby Club and Bunbury Cricket Club, have joined forces to create a partnership to promote the importance of team sport and the message ‘teams not gangs’.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Saracens' Alistair Hargreaves. Pic: David Rogers/Getty Images

Alistair Hargreaves says Saturday’s Heineken Cup final is the biggest match of his career – but he hopes Saracens captain Steve Borthwick will overcome injury to take his place in the starting line-up.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Saracens' Billy Vunipola in action against Ulster in the Heineken Cup

England star Billy Vunipola says Saracens must believe in themselves and put everything into their final two games as they bid for a domestic and European trophy double.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saracens supporters celebrate against Harlequins. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire

Saracens 31 Harlequins 17

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Saracens' Kelly Brown scores against the Northampton Saints at Allianz Park

EXCLUSIVE: Flanker Kelly Brown says Saracens are determined to avoid a repeat of last season’s heartbreak in the Premiership semi-final.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS

Premiership: Leicester Tigers 31 Saracens 27

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Harlequins will face Saracens next weekend. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Premiership: Harlequins 19 Bath 16

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saracens' Eoin Sheriff

EXCLUSIVE: Eoin Sheriff says Saracens have proved they are not a boring team by breaking the Premiership points record this season.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS

Saracens hope Mako Vunipola can beat a hamstring tweak to be fit for the Aviva Premiership play-offs and Heineken Cup final.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saracens' Alex Goode is tackled by Clermont's Lee Byrne during the Heineken Cup semi-final. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall hailed “a phenomenal performance” from his record-breaking team after they rewrote Heineken Cup semi-final history at Twickenham.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saracens' Owen Farrell celebrates at Twickenham. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Rampant Saracens cruised into their first Heineken Cup final after crushing French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne in record-breaking fashion at Twickenham.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Eton Manor go on the attack in their last league game of the season at Luton (pic: Martin Pearl)

Eton Manor coach Jamie Connors hopes it’s second time lucky as they go in search of National League rugby for the first time in their history on Saturday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Wigglesworth hopes Saracens can avoid a third successive Heineken Cup exit against French opposition as they prepare to face Clermont Auvergne in the European semi-finals on Saturday.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS

Newcastle 18 Saracens 23

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea during the Aviva Premiership match at Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Conor O’Shea promised Harlequins would continue applying pressure in the race for the Aviva Premiership play-offs after Leicester were dispatched 24-20 at Twickenham Stoop.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Saracens captain Steve Borthwick

EXCLUSIVE: Jackson Wray has hailed Saracens’ record-breaking captain Steve Borthwick as an ideal role model for all young rugby players.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Owen Farrell of Saracens celebrates after scoring a try. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Premiership Saracens 28 Northampton

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea during the Aviva Premiership match at Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Harlequins’ director of rugby Conor O’Shea is ready for a fight “to the bitter end” as the London-based outfit look to qualify for the Premiership play-offs.

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