December 21 2013 Latest news:
Premiership: Saracens 49 Leicester Tigers 10
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith admitted that injuries that have left some of his players “learning on the job” but was proud of their work-rate despite defeat to Sale Sharks last night.
Premiership: Sale 15 London Irish 3
Saracens will be without Jacques Burger, top try-scorer David Strettle and Duncan Taylor for Saturday’s clash at home to Premiership champions Leicester Tigers – but Jackson Wray says the Hendon side have already proved the can cope with top stars missing.
Ashley Johnson returns to the London Wasps starting line-up for this weekend’s game after three weeks on the sidelines as they hosts Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership.
Bath will not suffer any fallout from Gary Gold’s mid-season departure, according to Harlequins lock Nick Kennedy.
Danny Cipriani might reignite his England chances, but Brian Smith has warned London Irish not to let Sale’s livewire playmaker control tonight’s Aviva Premiership clash.
He was described during the autumn internationals as simply keeping the England No.13 shirt warm for the injured Manu Tuilagi but Saracen Joel Tomkins has very different ideas.