Feb 15, 2016
Saracens Global Network In Action Again
Across the globe the Saracens family have been in action again. For the Clubs in season there have been some big wins but also some tough losses. For those eagerly awaiting the start of their next campaign, pre-season is underway and the Clubs are working hard towards laying the foundations for success. Here we round up some of the recent news from each Club.
Abu Dhabi Saracens
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Abu Dhabi Saracens as after a resounding victory over Al Ain Amblers the team had to travel to the in-form Dubai Exiles in a bit to remain in the title race for the West Asia Championship. It was not to be however for Abu Dhabi as the Exiles scored five tries to come away with a 43-10 victory. The team must now regroup ahead of their next fixtures, which include a local derby against neighbours Abu Dhabi Harlequins.
Impala’s dominance in the Kenya Cup continued with a round 11 74-3 home win over Thika RFC. The wins sees Impala Saracens consolidate their position at the top of the standings although Kenya Harlequins are still hot on their heels.
Timisoara Saracens have recently reconvened after their winter break and are currently in the middle of pre-season testing. Timisoara have made a number of new additions to their team, details of which will be announced shortly. The team are still awaiting confirmation from EPCR as to whether they will face Calvisano Rugby or Yenisei STM in the knock stage of their Challenge Cup qualification.
VVA Saracens Moscow Region
Moscow Saracens are currently in pre-season training ahead of their fixtures which start in May. They are currently taking part in a training camp which will work on the tactical and technical aspects of their game.
Sao Paulo Saracens
Sao Paulo Saracens are currently in the middle of pre-season ahead of their new season which starts in March.
Toa Saracens are about to kick off their latest season campaign and are hoping for a successful year.
Seattle Saracens got back to winning ways as all four teams recorded wins in a bumper weekend of rugby for the Club. The women’s 10s side claimed a strong 65-5 win over United RFC in Canada while back at home in Seattle the Women’s Premier team were clinical in recording a 84-5 win over Simon Fraser University. The men’s sides were also victorious with the first division side winning 30-25 against Vancouver Rowing Club while in the men’s Premier division clash between the two sides Seattle came away 55-21 winners. Seattle Saracens have also enjoyed recent success on the International stage with three Saracens featuring in the USA Eagles squad which defeated Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship.
Lelo Tblisi Saracens
Lelo Tblisi Saracens latest Big 10 clash against RFC Aia was unfortunately postponed but Lelo Saracens still sit at the top of the Georgian Premiership. The Club also have a number of their players currently representing Georgia in the Rugby Europe Championship where the side currently top the standings.
Kuala Lumpur Saracens
Kuala Lumpur Saracens faced their third super league opposition last weekend, taking on UiTM Lions. The team’s performance was a little below the level they had previously displayed this season but it was still a close encounter. Despite controlling most of the possession KL were not able to convert their advantage into points and eventually went down 20-10. The Malaysian Super League now takes a break but the Club are busy preparing for their International tournament which, in its ninth year, is the biggest yet with 173 teams attending.
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