A number of the Saracens Global Network sides were in action over the weekend. Here, Henry Fraser provides a roundup of all the action.
Abu Dhabi Saracens – Currently in preseason.
Impala Saracens – This weekend was the second leg of the Safaricom 7′s in Dala, Kenya. For the second week in succession, Impala qualified for the main competition but this week won in the quarter finals against Western Bulls of the cup to stay in the main competition. They then faced KCB in the semi final and lost 10-0 meaning they had to compete in a third place play off to play Nakuru. In a close match Impala Saracens lost 17-12. Impala finished in fourth place, one place higher than last week.
Kuala Lumpur – Currently in preseason.
Lelo Saracens – Currently in preseason.
Moscow Saracens – The Russian side travelled to Thomond Park for the Irish leg of the Word Club 7s. Moscow Saracens qualified from the group to reach the knockout stages on day two, where they faced New Zealand side, Auckland. Auckland won 26-7 knocking Moscow Saracens into the plate competition.
They then played the hosts Munster in the semi-final where Moscow would register their first win of the day, winning the match 33-10. In the final Moscow Saracens faced the American team, New York. A final score of 38-5 gave Moscow Saracens victory and saw them crowned Plate Champions.
Last weekend, Moscow Saracens defeated on Slava 28 – 13 in the Russian league and are now third in the play off table.
São Paulo Saracens – Have a week off before they travel 5,000km to face Natal.
Seattle Saracens – It was a big weekend for Seattle with their involvement in the USA Rugby Club 7′s Championships. Seattle Saracens went into the tournament as reigning champions and hosts of the tournament and qualified for the cup competition beating New York Athletic Club to face Belmont Shore in the semi-final. Seattle Saracens proved too strong winning 26-5 to face Old Blue. In a very close fought final it was the experience of the defending champions that made the difference as Seattle scored in the final play to win. Final score 31-26.
Timisoara Saracens – This weekend second played third in the Super Liga Championship as second placed Timisoara Saracens faced Constanta. Timisoara scored only one try, the lowest tally since the start of this season and had to rely on the boot of their scrum half, Valentin Calafeteanu, who kicked seven penalties and converted Madalin Lemnaru’s try. Finals score 28-16. Timisoara Saracens now have seventeen point lead over third place Constanta.
Toa Saracens – Currently in preseason.