Saracens F.C. http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29651/all en RugbyU: Lynagh says it's a "miracle" he survived stroke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-lynagh-says-its-miracle-he-survived-stroke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wallaby great Michael Lynagh believes it is a "miracle" he survived a stroke last year, he revealed Sunday.</p> <p>The former Australia fly-half spent two weeks in hospital in his native Brisbane after suffering a stroke in April.</p> <p>"I was very lucky with just about everything that had to go right from the moment it happened," Lynagh told BBC Radio Five.</p> <p>"It's just my miracle basically and thank goodness for that," added the 49-year-old, Australia's record points scorer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rugbyu-lynagh-says-its-miracle-he-survived-stroke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michael Lynagh Michael Lynagh Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:59 +0000 5744404 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Unsung Barritt central to England's renaissance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rugby-unsung-barritt-central-englands-renaissance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The likes of Owen Farrell, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi are the headline grabbers but just as vital to England's renaissance under Stuart Lancaster has been the form of no-nonsense centre Brad Barritt.</p> <p>While Farrell kicked all the points in the 12-6 victory over Ireland on Sunday, South Africa-born Barritt was instrumental in nullifying danger-man Brian O'Driscoll as the former world champions won in Dublin for the first time in 10 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rugby-unsung-barritt-central-englands-renaissance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brad Barritt Bradley Barritt Rugby union Saracens F.C. Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:30:29 +0000 5754924 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: England squad unchanged for France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/rugbyu-england-squad-unchanged-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England head coach Stuart Lancaster named Tuesday an unchanged 23-man squad for the Six Nations clash against France at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p>Lancaster will select his starting side and eight replacements from the same matchday 23 chosen for the 12-6 victory over Ireland in Dublin on February 10 -- a result that left England top of the table and the only side capable of winning a Grand Slam Six Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/rugbyu-england-squad-unchanged-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Danny Care Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:01:01 +0000 5760392 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: England squad unchanged for France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/rugbyu-england-squad-unchanged-france-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England head coach Stuart Lancaster named Tuesday an unchanged 23-man squad for the Six Nations clash against France at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p>Lancaster will select his starting side and eight replacements from the same matchday 23 chosen for the 12-6 victory over Ireland in Dublin on February 10 -- a result that left England top of the table and the only side capable of winning a Grand Slam Six Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/rugbyu-england-squad-unchanged-france-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manu Tuilagi Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:45:48 +0000 5760435 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Strettle takes Saracens back to top http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rugbyu-strettle-takes-saracens-back-top <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Winger David Strettle pushed his case for an England recall with a try that sealed a bonus-point 35-14 win over struggling London Welsh on Sunday that put his team back on top of the Premiership.</p> <p>Strettle, who scored twice against Leicester last weekend, grabbed Saracens' fourth try as his team went four points clear of Harlequins.</p> <p>A penalty try and second half efforts from Joel Tomkins and Will Fraser added to Sarries' tally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/rugbyu-strettle-takes-saracens-back-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Strettle David Strettle Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:15:21 +0000 5772320 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Vunipola warms to life after hot water bottle scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/rugbyu-vunipola-warms-life-after-hot-water-bottle-scare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Billy Vunipola can scarcely believe he is in the England rugby squad alongside brother Mako just over a year after being hospitalised with a rare viral infection and a freak hot water bottle accident.</p> <p>The Wasps No 8 missed four months of last season as a result of the infection but the 20-year-old has since played a key role in the club's fight for Premiership survival this term and the uncapped back-row forward is now in the same England squad as Mako, an already-capped England front row forward off the bench.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/rugbyu-vunipola-warms-life-after-hot-water-bottle-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billy Vunipola Discitis Saracens F.C. AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:45:34 +0000 5775627 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Mako Vunipola starts for England against Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/rugbyu-mako-vunipola-starts-england-against-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is set to make his first start, for Six Nations Grand Slam-chasers England against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.</p> <p>Vunipola was one of five changes announced Friday by coach Stuart Lancaster to the team that beat France 23-13 at Twickenham last time out.</p> <p>New Zealand-born Vunipola won his first seven Test caps as a powerful replacement. </p> <p>But the son of former Tonga hooker Fe'ao Vunipola now has a chance to impress from kick-off after coming in for loosehead Joe Marler.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/rugbyu-mako-vunipola-starts-england-against-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mako Vunipola Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:45:37 +0000 5777061 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Goode wants 'ruthless' England against Wales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/rugbyu-goode-wants-ruthless-england-against-wales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England full-back Alex Goode has admitted the side must be more "ruthless and clinical" if they are to beat Wales in Cardiff on Saturday and so claim their first Six Nations Grand Slam in a decade.</p> <p>Table-toppers England maintained their unbeaten record against Italy but failed to score a try or the first time in 19 Tests with the Azzurri during a faltering 18-11 win at Twickenham on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/rugbyu-goode-wants-ruthless-england-against-wales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:15:39 +0000 5780255 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: English Premiership table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/rugbyu-english-premiership-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English Premiership table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points):</p> <p>Saracens 17 13 1 3 391 255 5 59 </p> <p>Harlequins 17 12 0 5 446 355 7 55 </p> <p>Leicester 17 11 1 5 397 265 8 54 </p> <p>Northampton 17 11 0 6 370 330 5 49 </p> <p>Gloucester 17 9 1 7 407 357 8 46 </p> <p>Wasps 17 9 0 8 414 387 10 46 </p> <p>Bath 18 8 1 9 362 337 9 43 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/rugbyu-english-premiership-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English Premiership Rugby union in England Saracens F.C. AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:46:39 +0000 5791577 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Leaders Saracens sink Harlequins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/rugbyu-leaders-saracens-sink-harlequins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saracens surged five points clear at the top of the English Premiership with an emphatic 27-12 win against title rivals Harlequins at Allianz Park on Sunday.</p> <p>Hooker Schalk Brits and flanker Will Fraser scored the tries for Saracens, with England fly-half Owen Farrell kicking the leaders' other 17 points.</p> <p>Fly-half Nick Evans kept Harlequins in contention into the second half with four penalties from five attempts, but the reigning champions were unable to make much impact on Saracens' rock-solid defence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/rugbyu-leaders-saracens-sink-harlequins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Owen Farrell Rugby union Saracens F.C. AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:47:24 +0000 5792616 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Leaders Saracens sink Harlequins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/rugbyu-leaders-saracens-sink-harlequins-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saracens surged five points clear at the top of the English Premiership with an emphatic 27-12 win against title rivals Harlequins on Sunday.</p> <p>Hooker Schalk Brits and flanker Will Fraser scored the tries for Saracens, with England fly-half Owen Farrell kicking the leaders' other 17 points.</p> <p>Fly-half Nick Evans kept Harlequins in contention into the second half with four penalties from five attempts, but the reigning champions were unable to make much impact on Saracens' rock-solid defence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/rugbyu-leaders-saracens-sink-harlequins-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Rugby union in England Saracens F.C. AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:00:56 +0000 5792662 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: English Premiership table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/rugbyu-english-premiership-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English Premiership table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points):</p> <p>Saracens 18 14 1 3 418 267 5 63</p> <p>Leicester 18 12 1 5 409 274 8 58</p> <p>Harlequins 19 12 0 7 473 399 8 56</p> <p>Northampton 18 12 0 6 396 354 6 54</p> <p>Gloucester 18 11 1 7 439 386 8 54</p> <p>Wasps 18 9 0 9 438 413 11 47</p> <p>Bath 18 8 1 9 362 337 9 43</p> <p>Exeter 18 8 1 9 414 359 8 42</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/rugbyu-english-premiership-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English Premiership Rugby union in England Saracens F.C. AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:16:03 +0000 5797318 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: English Premiership table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/rugbyu-english-premiership-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English Premiership table after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points):</p> <p>Saracens 19 15 1 3 440 280 5 67</p> <p>Leicester 19 13 1 5 445 282 9 63</p> <p>Harlequins 19 12 0 7 473 399 8 56</p> <p>Northampton 19 12 0 7 404 390 6 54</p> <p>Gloucester 19 11 1 7 439 386 8 54</p> <p>Bath 19 9 1 9 402 362 10 48</p> <p>Wasps 19 9 0 10 451 435 11 47</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/rugbyu-english-premiership-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English Premiership Rugby union in England Saracens F.C. AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:31:14 +0000 5797704 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU:European Cup quarter-final fixtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/rugbyueuropean-cup-quarter-final-fixtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Cup quarter-final fixtures this weekend:</p> <p>Saturday (kick-offs GMT)</p> <p>At Clermont, France (1440)</p> <p>Clermont (FRA) v Montpellier (FRA)</p> <p>At London (1730)</p> <p>Saracens (ENG) v Ulster (IRL)</p> <p>Sunday</p> <p>At London (1300)</p> <p>Harlequins (ENG) v Munster (IRL)</p> <p>At Toulon, France ((1530)</p> <p>Toulon (FRA) v Leicester (ENG)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Heineken Cup Saracens F.C. AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:16:40 +0000 5802402 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: English duo look to end Irish European hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/rugbyu-english-duo-look-end-irish-european-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Irish rugby is going through a lean time at present and two English sides will bid to deliver another hammerblow to the country's morale this weekend in the European Cup quarter-finals.</p> <p>Saracens will start off the double header at Twickenham on Saturday against last season's beaten finalists Ulster while on Sunday Harlequins, whose director of rugby Conor O'Shea said Wednesday he wasn't interested in being Ireland coach after Declan Kidney was sacked, will host two-time winners Munster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/rugbyu-english-duo-look-end-irish-european-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harlequin F.C. 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