Saracens, top leaders at the Aviva Premiership table went on to secure another victory in the game against Gloucester on Sunday, thus extending their win in all competitions to 12.
The first 60 seconds of the game had seen Gloucester’s man, Ben Morgan score a try, thus giving Gloucester an early lead. By half time, Gloucester were still in a 17-15 lead after a try from Billy Burns and a penalty by James Hook had extended their lead in the game to over two points more, before the half time interval.
However, the Saracens through Brad Barritt and Mike Ellery had dotted down twice in the first half hour. Three penalties in the second half by Lozowski had been of immense help to Saracens.
With Morgan powering over, and Hook converting to give them a 7-0 lead, Gloucester went ahead once more.
Saracens response did not take much time as Barritt charged down a kick from Mark Atkinson before racing under the posts to score at 11 minutes.
Alex Goode failed to collect a kick from Will Hein, thus letting Burns to seize the ball, and quickly making the run for it, to give Gloucester the lead while Hook added the extras for 14-7. Continue reading
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.
Chris Ashton would be reportedly staying with Saracens to regain the previous glorious state in England squad with Rugby World knocking at the door. The rugby star has rejected all offers from overseas to strengthen his ties with Saracens.
According to reports, leading French clubs such as Clermont Auvergne and Racing Metro were pretty interested in Ashton as well as a top Nippon club too.
But Chris’ desire to stay back in England again post 8 months away from Test scene has been keeping the player at Sarries.
Lancaster (Stuart) has taken to Jonny May and Anthony Watson in wing roles for Six Nations RBS whilst Nowell (Jack) is pressing for inclusion into the match against Ireland.
Chris & other Saxons wings like Christian Wade and Marland Yarde, are striving for a foray into Stuart’s mind & the coach would call up over forty players for the World training group prior to naming the 31-man final squad on 31st August. Continue reading