Source: Harlequins

Unseemly Events

At the end of the game I reported on yesterday events took place that have few parallels in women’s rugby. Everything that follows comes under the vital heading ALLEGEDLY. Emily Robinson, Quins’ vice-captain and owner of one Red Rose cap, is said to have head-butted Saracens’ Sydney Gregson. The referee, Mike Hudson, at once showed

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PWR Round Three – Quins v Saracens

After the game at Sale was called off owing to a frozen pitch, we were left with a single Saturday match. How times change. This famed London derby turned into a drubbing for Quins. In freezing conditions – most of the backs sporting black leggings – they had no answer to Sarries’ power, skill and

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Source: Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Never before have I seen two head coaches so wracked with anguish. The tension was pretty unbearable for the neutrals – any of them present, apart from the media? – for Susie Appleby and Alex Austerberry it seemed like a choice between heaven and hell. In the time-honoured phrase, there was little love lost between

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Source: Nick Heath

The Newbies put in their Place

Allianz Premier 15s Final – Saracens v Exeter Chiefs Sixways, Worcester This was a very different Sarries side from the one that let in 50 points at Sandy Park recently. For one thing, they had Marlie Packer and Poppy Cleall firing on all cylinders, and few sides in the world know how to deal with

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Sarries sail over the horizon

Saracens v Gloucester-Hartpury Two barely recognisable squads gave the lie to the term ’reserve weekend’. The unofficial international between Wales and the USA Falcons deprived the head coaches of a host of players. Contracted England players were noticeable for their absence and Sonia Green was a late withdrawal. This is the game that had to

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Five Tries against Sarries not enough

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 16 Saracens v Sale Sharks The Sunday game saw Sarries put the game to bed by half-time, but then stand accused of going to bed themselves. Once more Sharks proved what a force they could become by posting no fewer than five tries against the runaway leaders. They started well,

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Source: David Howlett

The Longest Game Ever?

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 15 Bristol Bears v Saracens Probably not, but a game started at 2.30 called a halt at 5.15 It all happened in the first half. Five minutes from kick-off. Georgia Evans sustained a nasty injury to her shoulder; her onfield treatment took a quarter-of-an-hour. Only a few moments after she

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Source: Harlequins

Intense Drama, Intense Quality

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 8 Saracens v Harlequins No wonder the BBC picked this fixture for viewing. The only difference from past seasons is that the two permanent leaders of the pack met at the StoneX seven points apart. Quins had leeway to make up. Before kick-off both sides stood in memory of Siobhan

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