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Woke up this morning to reports that, in another dramatic twist to the salary-gate scandal, Saracens now face automatic relegation from the Premiership in June unless they prove within a week that they will comply with the £7million salary cap this...

The selection of Nick Tompkins for the Wales Six Nations squad sits somewhat uncomfortably with me.Whilst delighted for the player - the Sarries centre has been exceptional for the past couple of seasons and deserves his chance at international level...

If you can't beat 'em...

on Jan 15, 2020 in: England

I'm loving the fact that England, having had their forwards routed by South Africa in the World Cup final, have just appointed Matt Proudfoot - who has coached the Springbok pack for the last 4 years - as the new England forwards coach.A matter of "i...

With Nigel Wray having stepped down, new Sarries CEO Edward has admitted that the club face a period of instability as they try to demonstrate beyond doubt that they are currently operating within the Premiership salary cap rules.What seems obvi...

Perspective

on Jan 7, 2020

This blog's thoughts are with Worcester Warriors lock Michael Fatialofa, who remains in intensive care having suffered a serious neck injury in a collision against Saracens at the weekend.Our sincere best wishes go out to him and his family...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, Signore e Signori, Damen und Herren, Damas y Caballeros, a warm welcome to you all to the 13th Annual Total Flanker Awards ceremony as we once again recogn...

Memories?

on Dec 19, 2019

I read this week that England tighthead Kyle Sinckler apparently has no memory of the Rugby World Cup final, having been knocked out in a collision with Maro  Itoje’s hip in the opening minutes.To which the only obvious response is I wish I co...