Saracens - A Foot in Both Camps - Hugh Vyvyan

Feb 26, 2015

A Foot in Both Camps - Hugh Vyvyan


With Saracens facing Newcastle Falcons at the weekend we have a look at one player who enjoyed a distinguished career with both clubs.

This week, we focus on Hugh Vyvyan.  A hugely popular figure at both clubs, the Cornish born lock-forward or No.8 won silverware with both teams in a career where the auburn haired forward made 245 Premiership appearances.

Vyvyan joined the Falcons in 1998 and was a member of the victorious 2001 Tetley Bitter Cup wining side.

He would repeat the feat three years later, captaining the Falcons in a man of the match performance to the 2004 Powergen Cup Final against a Sale Sharks side that included current Saracens fly-half Charlie Hodgson and Forwards coach Alex Sanderson.

Vyvyan joined Saracens in the summer of 2004 and quickly became a cornerstone of the Saracens pack. He was named captain upon his arrival to the club as he continued to be regarded as one of the Premierships most feared and respected forwards.

He would go onto win the Premiership with Saracens in 2011 against the Leicester Tigers, where he came off the bench and in the process became the most capped Premiership player. He retired in 2012 and is still a key member of the club, heading up the Hospitality and Events team.

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