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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

David Strettle won the Premiership title with Saracens on Saturday – and promptly announced he was leaving for Clermont Auvergne, ending any lingering hopes of playing for England in this year’s home World Cup.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Saracens' Maro Itoje in action against Northampton Saints in the Premiership semi-final

Saracens’ Maro Itoje is savouring a “surreal” 12 months and the best year of his life after winning the Premiership title and being selected in England’s World Cup training squad.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Eton Manor coaches Jamie Connors, Simon Bottomley and Ben Thomas celebrate (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Zealander reflects on release of fixtures for new National League Three South campaign

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Saracens' Jamie George touched down in the victory at Northampton in Saturday's Premiership semi-final

Jamie George says Saturday’s victory in the Premiership semi-final at Northampton was “a real statement of intent” as Saracens prepare for this weekend’s final at Twickenham.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Saracens'  Chris Wyles has scored two tries in each of this season's games against Northampton Saints, but he has been on the losing side on both occasions

Chris Wyles admits Saracens face a huge challenge as they travel to face the Premiership’s top team Northampton Saints in Saturday’s play-off semi-final.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Chris Robshaw of England looks on (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England lit up the Six Nations with their attacking flair and eye for the line and captain Chris Robshaw believes that is the final piece in their World Cup puzzle.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Saracens hope Billy Vunipola (centre) will be fit to return against London Welsh

Saracens travel to London Welsh on Saturday for the final match of the regular Premiership season – and they must defeat the relegated side to maintain their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The 16 international captains during the Marriott London Sevens Launch on  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images for RFU)

Twickenham fans will be hoping this weekend’s Marriott London Sevens will not be the last time an England side lifts silverware at Rugby HQ in 2015.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Thomas Waldrom of Exeter celebrates (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Two tries from Thomas Waldrom gave Exeter a 24-20 victory over Saracens at Allianz Park to keep alive their hopes of securing an Aviva Premiership play-off spot.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves

Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves has issued a rallying cry to fans ahead of Sunday’s “do or die” Premiership showdown with Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
May & Baker celebrate after winning the Essex President's Shield to complete a league and cup double (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

Essex One champions add cup victory to league success to complete the double

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Saracens' Mako Vunipola

The Vunipola bothers, Mako and Billy, have become the latest players to commit their futures to Saracens, with the England international duo signing new contracts.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Romford & Gidea Park's Steve Barfoot attacks against Luton (pic: DNR Glover)

Crow Lane veteran ponders his future after relegation confirmed

Friday, April 24, 2015
May & Baker celebrate winning the Essex One title (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

May & Baker captain targets one last prize for his team

Friday, April 24, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

Eton Manor looking to reach National League for first time

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Eton Manor players and staff share their disappointment after missing out on the London One North title

Jamie Connors discusses Saturday’s thriller and little difference between the teams

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Saracens' Owen Farrell has signed a new contract

Owen Farrell has signed a long-term contract extension at Saracens.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (left) (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

Captain of Essex One champions disappointed with rivals East London

Friday, April 17, 2015
Dagenham praised by RFU

Essex One rugby club receive high praise from RFU

Friday, April 17, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

New Zealander, who has been in charge for three years, hopes his team can secure promotion this weekend

Friday, April 17, 2015
Romford & Gidea Park captain Steve Barfoot scores against Ipswich recently (pic: DNR Glover).

Romford & Gidea Park need win in final match of the season to give themselves chance of beating relegation

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

New Zealander hails effort of his team in penultimate fixture of the season

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
May & Baker celebrate winning the Essex One title (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

Essex One champions host league rivals East London for a semi-final clash this weekend

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Jeff Woods in action for Romford & Gidea Park against Old Priorians (pic: DNR Glover).

London One North: Romford & Gidea Park 17 Old Priorians 38

Monday, April 13, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

London One North: North Walsham 21 Eton Manor 29

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea  (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea believes it is only a matter of time before Marland Yarde is restored to the England fold.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Owen Farrell of Saracens (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England international Owen Farrell is set to return from injury in Saracens’ European Champions Cup semi-final showdown against Clermont Auvergne next Saturday, according to Mark McCall.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

New Wilderness team ready to continue London One North title tilt

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Marcelo Bosch (centre) celebrates his winning 45m kick against Racing Metro in Paris with Rhys Gill (left) and Charlie Hodgson

Marcelo Bosch says he imagined he was on the beach as he kicked Saracens into the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup with his last-minute 45-metre penalty.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
May & Baker celebrate winning the Essex One title (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

May & Baker finish Essex One campaign with fixture against Bancroft

Saturday, April 4, 2015
John Robinson breaks through for Eton Manor against Letchworth (pic: Martin Pearl)

No match for Eton Manor today but Jamie Connors certain they won’t lose focus

Friday, April 3, 2015
Romford & Gidea Park captain Steve Barfoot goes over for try number two against Ipswich in London One North (pic: DNR Glover).

Crow Lane outfit suffered heavy loss last weekend

Friday, April 3, 2015
May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

May & Baker captain wants to add cup to Essex One title

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

New Wilderness head coach praises effort of his team

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Saracens' Chris Ashton scored two tries in the victory over Harlequins at Wembley

Saracens wing Chris Ashton gave England a reminder of his try-scoring abilities as he crossed the line twice in Saturday’s victory over Harlequins in front of a world record crowd at Wembley.

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