Dec 22, 2015
2015 - The Year of Champions
2015 has been a stellar year for Saracens. There have been six trophies across both the men’s and the women’s teams and an unbeaten start to the new season for the men in black. Here we round up some of the key on pitch successes for Saracens over the past year.
Saracens End 2014/15 in Style
Saracens rounded off the 2014/15 in impressive fashion, winning six domestic trophies. The women’s team completed the double winning both their Premiership and Cup competition while the men’s side collected silverware across a number of age groups including at U18, the A-League and the LV Cup. The crowning glory though was perhaps the Aviva Premiership title. After finishing the regular season in fourth place the men in black went on to beat Northampton Saints at home before producing a stunning display against Bath at Twickenham to win 28-16.
18 Saracens at the World Cup
The strength of Saracens squad was displayed at the World Cup where 18 players represented their countries, the most from any Aviva Premiership side. Countries represented by Saracens players were the USA, South Africa, Argentina, Namibia, Romania, Italy and England. Saracens were particularly proud to supply 8 players to the England side, including many who had progressed through the Academy ranks since joining Saracens as teenagers.
Saracens March On In Europe
The performances of the men in black in Europe so far this year have caught the eye of many in the rugby world. Known for their defensive prowess, Saracens’ attacking play has been inspired and they currently sit as the top try scorers so far in the competition with 21 tries to their name. Impressive victories against Ulster and Toulouse plus two back to back bonus point wins against Oyonnax have helped Saracens top their pool ahead of Ulster.
Perfect 11 for Sarries
Saracens go in to 2016 off the back of ten wins from their first eleven matches. An opening season win against Sale set the tone before Saracens continued their run of form in both the Aviva Premiership and the Champions Cup. Stern tests await Saracens in the New Year with games against Leicester Harlequins and Ulster all on the immediate horizon but the North Londoners will be hoping to maintain their entertaining form going forward.
Speaking on Saracens’ year in 2015 Brad Barritt said “it’s been a season where we’ve had great success in terms of a premiership title, an LV title, an A league title, a women’s title…fantastic for the club in terms of continued progression. Obviously this year the European focus has been huge for us and hopefully we can push forward in the 2016 year.”