Saracens News

Jacques Burger of Saracens looks on after a training session on May 26, 2015
Jacques Burger announces retirement
Saracens and Namibia back-rower Jacques Burger reveals that he will retire after Sunday's game against Newcastle Falcons.
Apr 28, 11:54
Owen Farrell and his crazy eyes in action during the game between Harlequins and Saracens on January 9, 2016
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell banned for two weeks
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell receives a two-week suspension after being cited for a dangerous tackle.
Apr 27, 18:07
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
Billy Vunipola of Saracens is stopped by Julien Marchand during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Toulouse at Allianz Park on November 14, 2015 in Barnet, England.
Billy, Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions with Saracens
Saracens pair Billy and Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions until 2019.
Feb 22, 16:10
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Billy Vunipola can become best number eight in world rugby'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he has "no doubt" about Billy Vunipola's ability to become the best number eight in world rugby.
Feb 6, 22:14
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Chris Ashton's appeal against 10-week ban rejected by appeal committee
Saracens winger Chris Ashton loses his appeal against a 10-week ban, meaning that he will not play in England's Six Nations campaign.
Feb 4, 11:48
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on November 28, 2015
Chris Ashton to appeal suspension
Saracens winger Chris Ashton confirms that he will appeal the 10-week suspension that has ruled him out of the Six Nations.
Jan 26, 10:23
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath takes on Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby at Sandy Park on February 28, 2015
Semesa Rokoduguni called up to England squad
Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni is called up to the England squad as cover for the suspended Chris Ashton.
Jan 24, 21:10
Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates scoring their second try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014
Paul Gustard: 'Chris Ashton defence is improving'
England defence coach Paul Gustard insists that he is not worried about Chris Ashton's tackling ability after the winger was included in the initial Six Nations squad.
Jan 14, 22:17
Stormers captain Schalk Burger chats to Referee Jaco Peyper during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands Stadium on July 12, 2014
Schalk Burger to join Saracens
Former South Africa international Schalk Burger agrees a two-year contract with Aviva Premiership outfit Saracens.
Jan 4, 16:42
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Saracens coach Paul Gustard offered England role
Saracens coach Paul Gustard is offered a job as England defensive coach.
Dec 13, 22:21
Charlie Hodgson of Saracens passes the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on December 21, 2013
Charlie Hodgson plays down points milestone
Saracens fly-half Charlie Hodgson insists that scoring 2,500 career points in the Aviva Premiership is "just one of those things".
Nov 28, 17:39
Charlie Hodgson of Saracens passes the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on December 21, 2013
Charlie Hodgson announces retirement, will join backroom staff at Saracens
Former England international Charlie Hodgson reveals that he plans to retire at the end of the season and join the backroom team at Saracens.
Nov 26, 14:27
Chris Henry (R) of Ulster and Richard Wigglesworth (L) of Saracens during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Mark McCall: 'Billy Vunipola sin bin was turning point for Saracens'
Mark McCall suggests that Billy Vunipola's yellow card was the turning point for Saracens in their Champions Cup victory at Ulster.
Nov 21, 12:20
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall keeps an eye on the warm up during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on December 20, 2014
Mark McCall pleased with Saracens energy against Toulouse
Mark McCall hails Saracens' first-half performance after they beat Toulouse 32-7 in their opening European Rugby Champions Cup pool match.
Nov 15, 14:20
Duncan Taylor of Saracens breaks away from Thierry Dusautoir during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Toulouse at Allianz Park on November 14, 2015 in Barnet, England.
Thierry Dusatoir: 'Toulouse have no excuses for Saracens loss'
Thierry Dusatoir claims that Toulouse cannot make any excuses for their loss away to Saracens.
Nov 15, 13:47
Ernst Joubert of Saracens celebrates scoring a try with Alex Goode during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Sale Sharks at Allianz Park on September 27, 2014
Saracens' Ernst Joubert to retire from rugby at end of November
Saracens star Ernst Joubert announces that he will retire from rugby at the end of November.
Nov 12, 14:10
George Kruis of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Allianz Park on January 03, 2015
George Kruis: 'Saracens must carry momentum into Toulouse clash'
George Kruis calls on Saracens to bring their Aviva Premiership form into the start of their Champions Cup opener against Toulouse.
Nov 8, 16:02
Jim Mallinder, coach and Director of Rugby of Northampton Saints, is interviewed by BT Sport before the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 7, 2013
Jim Mallinder: 'Northampton Saints not a long way off'
Jim Mallinder claims that Northampton Saints are not far off their best, despite losing three of their first four Aviva Premiership games.
Nov 8, 14:19
 Mako Vunipola of Saraces is tackled by George North during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on November 7, 2015 in Northampton, England.
Mark McCall: 'Returning England players were magnificent'
Mark McCall praises the performances of Saracens' returning English players as they beat Northampton Saints.
Nov 8, 14:03
Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves lifts the Aviva Premiership trophy following his team's 28-16 victory during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath Rugby and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015
London Irish, Saracens to contest first overseas Aviva Premiership match in USA
Premiership Rugby announces that its first ever overseas fixture will be London Irish vs. Saracens in New York on March 12, 2016.
Oct 27, 11:59
The USA's Chris Wyles celebrates scoring a try during the Rugby World Cup game with Samoa on September 20, 2015
USA captain Chris Wyles: 'Discipline let us down against Samoa'
USA rugby captain Chris Wyles pinpoints discipline as the main reason for the Rugby World Cup defeat to Samoa after his side conceded 14 penalties in Brighton.
Sep 20, 16:18
Jim Hamilton of Scotland catches the ball during the International match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield Stadium on November 17, 2013
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announces international retirement
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announces his retirement from international rugby after being left out of the team's World Cup squad.
Sep 2, 12:04
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall keeps an eye on the warm up during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on December 20, 2014
Saracens coach Mark McCall thrilled with European Rugby Champions Cup opener
Mark McCall describes Saracens' European Rugby Champions Cup opener against Toulouse as a 'heck of a match'.
Aug 14, 16:32
Dave Porecki of the Rays runs with the ball during the round one National Rugby Championship match between Melbourne Rising and the North Harbour Rays at AAMI Park on August 24, 2014
Saracens bring in hooker Dave Porecki on short-term deal
Saracens bring in Australian hooker Dave Porecki as cover during the Rugby World Cup.
Jul 17, 13:31
Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves lifts the Aviva Premiership trophy following his team's 28-16 victory during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath Rugby and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015
Saracens to begin Premiership title defence against Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks will travel to reigning Aviva Premiership champions Saracens on the opening weekend of the new campaign in October.
Jul 3, 11:17
Saracens' Chris Wyles scores a try against Zebre during their Heineken Cup match on December 7, 2013
Chris Wyles handed USA captaincy
USA hand the captaincy to Chris Wyles as they get ready for the Rugby World Cup.
Jun 27, 12:16
James Johnston of Saracens looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on April 11, 2015
James Johnston joins Wasps
Saracens prop James Johnston agrees a switch to Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
Jun 15, 14:47
David Strettle of Saracens breaks through to score a try during the Aviva Premiership between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park on May 3, 2014
David Strettle to join Clermont Auvergne from Saracens
Saracens announce that winger David Strettle will join Clermont Auvergne on a three-year contract from next season.
Jun 1, 11:17
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje desperate to make final World Cup squad
Maro Itoje admits to being "chuffed" at receiving an England call-up but wants a spot in the final 31-man World Cup squad.
Jun 1, 05:07
Owen Farrell of Sarasens celebreate scoring a late penalty during the Aviva Premiership Play Off Semi Final between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on May 23, 2015
Owen Farrell won't be punished for dangerous tackle
Owen Farrell won't have his World Cup preparations disrupted as he avoids a suspension for a dangerous tackle.
Jun 1, 04:51
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Bath at Allianz Park on September 22, 2013
Mark McCall hails "pretty special" Saracens
Mark McCall admits that a "pretty special" first-half performance from his Saracens side played a big part in their victory over Bath in the Aviva Premiership final.
May 31, 11:06
Owen Farrell of Sarasens celebreate scoring a late penalty during the Aviva Premiership Play Off Semi Final between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on May 23, 2015
Owen Farrell "relieved" by Saracens win
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell admits that he is "relieved" with the win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership final.
May 30, 18:08
Owen Farrell of Sarasens celebreate scoring a late penalty during the Aviva Premiership Play Off Semi Final between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on May 23, 2015
Owen Farrell: "No intent" in Anthony Watson tackle
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell insists that there was "no intent" in his high tackle on Bath's Anthony Watson in the Aviva Premiership final.
May 30, 17:48
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Bath at Allianz Park on September 22, 2013
Mark McCall delighted by Saracens triumph
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admits that he is "delighted" after seeing his team beat Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals.
May 23, 17:27
Jacques Burger of Saracens poses for a portrait at the photocall held at Allianz Park on August 6, 2013
Jacques Burger: 'Saracens had to be on top form to beat Northampton Saints'
Saracens flanker Jacques Burger admits that his side had to be on top form to beat Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals.
May 23, 17:17
Owen Farrell of Sarasens celebreate scoring a late penalty during the Aviva Premiership Play Off Semi Final between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on May 23, 2015
Owen Farrell: 'Saracens had to work hard for win over Northampton Saints'
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell admits that he and his teammates had to work hard to see off Northampton Saints and reach the Aviva Premiership final.
May 23, 17:06
Northampton's Tom Wood in action during the match against Edinburgh on August 23, 2013
Tom Wood cautious of wounded Saracens heading into semi-final showdown
Tom Wood warns his Northampton Saints teammates that previous results against Saracens over the past 12 months will count for little when they meet this weekend.
May 22, 07:47
George North of Northampton dives over for the final try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bath at Franklin's Gardens on
George North to miss Premiership semi-final
Northampton Saints coach Dorian West does not expect winger George North to return in time for this weekend's Aviva Premiership semi-final against Saracens.
May 20, 14:12
Jackson Wray of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Sale Sharks at Allianz Park on November 30, 2013
Jackson Wray demands Saracens response
Saracens forward Jackson Wray challenges his side to recover from their defeat to Exeter Chiefs and seal a place in the Aviva Premiership playoffs.
May 11, 17:22