With the last season ending on a high, it should come as little wonder that the Saracens team would be looking to fortify their ranks and build on the advantage that they have gained over the last season.
One of the ways they wish to do so is to get different players with unique skills on their team. Two names have surfaced – Sean Maitland and Vincent Koch. The team is hoping to take full advantage of the talents of these two players. Vincent Koch is a South African prop while Sean Maitland is a winger from Scotland. Koch, of 26 years of age, had won two caps when he represented the Springboks team. He would be joining from Stormers, the Super Rugby team. He would be joining the Saracens team after completing a two year deal with the Stormers. Maitland has agreed to stay on for long with the Saracens. Being 27 years of age, he would be playing at full back position as well. He has featured in many games for Scotland after debuting into the game in 2013.
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Start Barnes would be looking at getting a chance at the trophy of Champions Cup by their Saracens team.
They also look forward to the playoffs as well as Pro12. Saracens have been able to beat Toulouse. This happened in round one and it indicated that it might be the year when they will be able to make it big. With Paris terrorist attacks the game was eclipsed. Hence, that win could not act as a deciding factor. However, Thierry Dusautoir ensured that the next game Saracens perform beyond all doubts. That is what happened and it helped to convince many experts that this was the team that would be one of the winning teams this season.
Since then they have played a total of eight games and all of them resulted in victories for them. It is told that it is impossible for any team to win all nine games. However, not all victories were laudable. For instance, they demolished the Saints team well, but Leicester was beaten in a way that lacked conviction, while victory over Toulon was a narrow chance gained. Read more »
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Saracens FC has fended off competition from some of the biggest clubs in England and tied up England Saxons lock Maro Itoje to a new long term deal that sees the youngster commit his future to the club for the long haul.
The 20 year old led England to the Junior World Cup title and was also the leader of the club that won the LV=Cup this season. He has already amassed 24 caps for the London club at a young age, playing a vital role in the club’s run to the semi finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the Aviva Premiership and even made his debut for the England Saxons in January.
Itoje was visibly excited when he spoke about his new deal with the club, stating that it is a great club that has treated him with great care since he signed for them as a 14 year old novice. He added that Saracens FC is like a second home to him and he feels excited that he has been asked to sign on for a long stay at the club. Read more »