Saracens

Saracens Football Club is a London based club that made their return to the Premiership league in 2012. They have a distinctive red and black jersey and are currently sitting last on the table due to a breach of salary cap regulations in the last three seasons. It has been a devastating blow to the club. However, they have still played eight games and won 6 making them the assassins of the Premiership capable of taking down the toughest clubs.

History of the Club

The team has a long history going back to the 1800s arising out of Marylebone Grammar School. They established a rivalry with the Crusaders but later merged with the club in 1878. The 1970s was a golden era for the club when they made it to the semi-finals of the National Cup. The club also played special games including a huge win in 1971 against an International XV. The crowd was a huge one for North London at the time. The team returned to the Premiership in 2012 at Allianz Park and continue to make their presence felt in the UK Premiership League as well as internationally. In a recent Premiership Table of the Decade, Saracens are at the top of the table.

Interesting Facts about the Exeter Chiefs

  • The Saracens have won the European Rugby Champions Cup more than any other English team. Their three titles have been won in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
  • Their name is based on Saladin desert warriors from the 12th Century. The title means ‘endurance, enthusiasm and invincibility.’
  • Despite being -7 and last on the table due to the salary cap issues, they have won as many games as the top two teams.

The Saracens will get over their salary cap issues and continue to play devastating Rugby. Their season could still show how dangerous they can be against the leaders of the table. They will be fighting against relegation.