Our Partners
Our Partners

Saracens are proud to work in partnership with a range of companies and suppliers, all striving for excellence in their field.

Lead Partner
StoneX provides institutional clients with a complete suite of equity trading services to help them find liquidity with best execution and end-to-end clearing.
Lead Partner
City Index
An award-winning, multi-asset financial services provider with 40 years' experience in supporting our clients - providing instant and secure access to global markets.
Principal Partner
Shawbrook is a specialist savings and lending bank, offering personal loans, residential and commercial mortgages, business finance, and savings products.
Principal Partner
Acronis provides award-winning backup software & data protection solutions for consumers, businesses & MSPs. Protect your sensitive information!
Principal Partner
Explore Simba's award-winning mattresses and sleep accessories. Engineered for perfect sleep with over 230k 5* reviews.
Principal Partner
Castore is the world's first premium sportswear brand, for the discerning athlete who values attention to detail & precision performance features.
Principal Partner
Dedicated sports brand creating durable training equipment to improve your core skills across all aspects of sport.
Principal Partner
As the world's largest recruiter, we assist hundreds of thousands of individuals in discovering fulfilling employment opportunities amidst the constantly evolving landscape of the workforce.
Seasonal Membership Banner 2048x293
Seasonal Mobile

Where Are They Now - Richard Haughton

In association with
City Index City Index

Richard Haughton was that quick in his playing days on the right wing for Saracens that if you blinked you probably missed him scoring yet another try for the club.

He scored 55 tries in 156 games for Sarries in the Premiership and Europe and played for England at the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup sevens.

Having joined Saracens at the age of 16, he came through the age grades, into the academy and signed his first senior contract in 2000. For the next decade he played with some amazing players, was coached by a cast of world class names and enjoyed every minute of his time at Vicarage Road.

“Saracens is in my heart and in my soul. It still feels very much like my club,” said the now fully retired former international rugby referee.

Yes, that’s right, international referee! Not satisfied in being a star with the ball on the pitch during a career that also took in two seasons at Wasps and a further two at Perpignan, no sooner had he hung up his playing boots than he got kitted out in a new pair to take up the whistle.

“I began with an U16 trial game at Ceret, in France and just worked my way up from there. I enjoyed it, but the reason there aren’t many more ex-pros going into refereeing is it is difficult to make a real living out of it,” said Haughton.

“I was lucky in that I switched to the sevens scene and was able to go round the world refereeing on the World Sevens Series and at major Championships. I’d done six years as a player with England on the circuit and so I was used to being away for two or three weeks at a time.

“But it got a bit draining on the family and with my employers, so I hung up my whistle after the Tokyo Olympics, when I was an assistant referee in the men’s final.”

With more times on his hands at weekends he is now able to devote more of his time to his two boys, Florian (7) and Aurelian (4). They were with him a few weeks ago at the StoneX Stadium when they were guests of the club for the game against Wasps.

“It was the first game or rugby I’d been to live since I decided to hang up my whistle. It was nice to be among so many friends and I really enjoyed the game,” he added.

“The boys had a great time, especially when they were allowed to go onto the pitch at the end. My rugby journey is now going to be centred around the boys from now on, once I find them a rugby club.

“I’d like to get involved in helping out with their team, perhaps doing some coaching or refereeing. Rugby, and Saracens in particular, has given me so much and I hope they can enjoy their time in the game as much as I have and create as many frinedships.”

It all started in the U9 team at Sutton & Epsom RFC for Richard and on his first day as a senior pro at Saracens he was joined by two other notable newcomers, Tim Horan and Thomas Castaignede. There were so many great players coming into the club in the first decade of the century that he found himself as part of an All Star cast.

It was the same on the coaching front – Alan Zondagh gave him his first contract and then he played under Francois Pienaar, Buck Shelford, Alan Gaffney, Eddie Jones, Steve Diamond, Mike Ford and Brendan Venter.

“There were some very interesting times with such a turn-over of coaches, but I found myself being mentored by Thomas Castaignede and learning from Mr Reliable, Kevin Sorrell,” said Haughton.

“The one thing that always remained constant throughout my time at the club, and is still very much in evidence today, was that the team came first. The group was always more important and powerful than the individual.

“It must be great being a Saracens fan these days because there are so many world class players in the squad to go and watch. You never know who is going to be playing in which position such is the strength in depth, but you always know you are going to see some great players.

“I think they are right back to where they were before losing their Premiership status. They’ve shown in their first few games back that they are going to be a major force once again.”

Haughton returned to Saracens for a brief time after retiring as a player, working in the ticketing office and then as the club’s Alumni Manager. These days he is working in the finance department as AGR Renewables.


15           Thomas Castaignede
14           Richard Haughton
13           Kevin Sorrell
12           Ben Johnston
11           Kameli Ratuvou
10           Glen Jackson
9              Neil de Kock
1              David Flatman
2              Schalk Brits
3              Census Johnston
4              Simon Raiwalui
5              Danny Grewcock
6              Richard Hill
7              Jacques Burger
8              Tony Diprose


Coreen Grant Re-signs with Saracens Women

Saracens Women are pleased to confirm that Scottish international Coreen Grant has extended her stay with the club. A livewire wing, Grant has made 42 appearances for the club since joining in 2019, scoring 16 tries. Having excelled in recent seasons, Grant explained that she was looking forward to continuing to develop in North London. […]

In association with
City Index City Index

Introducing... The Showdown 5!

We're heading back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for The Showdown 5, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever before! On Saturday 22nd March we'll be running out at one of the greatest stadiums in world sport for the fifth instalment of The Showdown. Our opponents will be announced on Tuesday when […]

In association with
City Index City Index

Emma Taylor to join Trailfinders Women

Saracens Women can confirm that Emma Taylor has left the club to join Trailfinders Women. The Canadian international returned to Saracens for a second spell this season, helping the side secure an Allianz Cup title and a semi-final berth on the league. The second-row made 33 appearances in all across her two spells in North […]

In association with
City Index City Index


See all partners