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Yesterday, 09:00

New Wilderness outfit bounced back from first defeat of season to record comfortable London One North win

Wed, 11:00
May & Baker in discussion (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

First and third in the division both want Christmas cheer

Tue, 17:30
Michael Eghan was amongst the tries again (pic: Martin Pearl)

Five-star first half ensures 12th league win

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Mark McCall. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admitted his side may come to regret not claiming a bonus point in their European Champions Cup victory over Sale Sharks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Harlequins surround the referee against Leinster.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor was happy to see his side come through a real ‘arm wrestle’ with Harlequins as they edged out the Londoners 14-13 in Saturday’s European Champions Cup Pool 2 match at the Aviva Stadium.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Chris Robshaw in action for England (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England captain Chris Robshaw has been ruled out for up to four weeks with a shoulder problem, his club Harlequins have announced.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Harry Tustanowsky scores for Eton Manor at Letchworth (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Wilderness outfit tasted defeat for the first time against Letchworth

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ben Lloyd in possession for Barking during their 28-20 win over Old Priorians last weekend. Pic: Arnaud Stephenson.

Barking aim to make it four successive victories in London One North

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Billy Vunipola
 of Saracens  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Billy Vunipola admits it wasn’t just his body left battered and bruised from England’s below-par autumn internationals but his ego too after losing his place in Stuart Lancaster’s starting XV.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Barking head coach Steve Wagstaff. Pic: Arnaud Stephenson

Gale Street chief disappointed to concede three soft tries.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (pic:Rob Stanbridge).

Basement boys Pegasus up next this weekend

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Chris Robshaw in action for England (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England skipper Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of Harlequins’ European Rugby Champions Cup match against Leinster on Saturday and will see a specialist to examine his shoulder injury.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Harry Tustanowsky scores for Eton Manor at Letchworth (pic: Martin Pearl)

London One North: Letchworth 17 Eton Manor 11

Monday, December 8, 2014
Harlequins' Nick Easter (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea has backed Nick Easter to continue playing for some time after the veteran number eight inspired a 24-18 Champions Cup victory over Leinster.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Saracns' Owen Farrell (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall praised the performance of England’s Owen Farrell following their narrow 19-15 victory over Sale Sharks in the European Champions Cup.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

After last weekend rest, the New Wilderness side are ready to go again

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Barking RFC's Craig Ratford. Pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO

Former club captain delighted with progress Gale Street side are making.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Michael Egham was Eton Manor's matchwinner against Luton (pic: Martin Pearl)

Winger scored crucial third try in second half to earn another win

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Saracens' Jamie George (left) is tackled by Northampton's Stephen Myler

Hooker Jamie George is looking to put the disappointment of the weekend’s defeat to Northampton Saints behind him as Saracens prepare for Saturday’s trip to Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors (left)

League victory number 11 was secured on Saturday

Monday, November 24, 2014
Mark McCall. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder was thrilled with his side’s first half display as the Saints stormed Allianz Park to record a 31-24 victory.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Conor O'Shea  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond was delighted with his side’s defensive efforts at the Stoop as his side secured a rare victory over Harlequins.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Alex Goode of Saracens. Pic: Matthew Impey/Wiredphotos.co.uk

Full-back Alex Goode will be lining up for Saracens against Northampton Saints on Sunday, and the England international insists his focus will be on the top-of-the-table clash at Allianz Park.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens boss Mark McCall believes the officials robbed his side of an Aviva Premiership victory at Leicester by giving a last minute penalty to the wrong side.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Conor O'Shea  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys insisted his club had the blessing of the Wales national team management to put hooker Richard Hibbard on the bench for their Premiership defeat to Harlequins at Kingsholm.

Friday, November 14, 2014
David Strettle

Wings David Strettle and Chris Ashton are looking to continue their try-scoring form when Saracens travel to Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Brad Barritt  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Home is definitely where the heart is for England’s Brad Barritt, who insists that playing against his country of birth is meaningless as he prepares to take on South Africa at Twickenham this weekend.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Jordan Turner-Hall of Harlequins is tackled by Saracens' Maro Itoje and Ernst Joubert during the LV= Cup match (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Saracens are targeting a clean sweep of trophies this season after beginning their LV= Cup campaign with a 25-20 win over Harlequins at Allianz Park, according to assistant boss Joe Shaw.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nils Mordt in action for Saracens. Pic by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tim Swiel (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Harlequins have announced the loan signing of fly-half Tim Swiel from the Durban-based Sharks in South Africa.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Conor O'Shea  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea is looking forward to two mouth-watering clashes with Leinster after his side secured a deserved 23-16 win over Wasps.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall, while disappointed not to take a losing bonus point from the game, believes the pool remains wide open.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Chris Robshaw (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will remain captain for next month’s autumn internationals at Twickenham.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall saluted Chris Ashton and David Strettle after the England wings plundered four tries in Saturday’s 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Brad Barritt of Saracens (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has called for centre Brad Barritt to be reinstated in England’s midfield ahead of the eagerly anticipated QBE Internationals series in November.

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