Oct 02, 2017
Looking back at a memorable September
On and off the field it has been a dramatic opening month for Saracens.
After a lightening tour from Twickenham, to Bath, to Philadelphia; the men’s team have settled into the full swing of the season and sit in third place in the Premiership with four wins.
Though before the season had even started they had good news to share, with Owen Farrell signing a new five-year contract to keep him at Saracens until 2022.
Riding that high, they burst into the 2017/18 campaign with a thunderous 55-24 win over Northampton in the London Double Header. Marcelo Bosch later made his 100th Saracens appearance and the team’s British and Irish Lions returned to action.
However, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Saracens dropped a heart breaking game at Bath, and have been hit by injuries including to star man Billy Vunipola who injured his knee against Sale.
Nonetheless, the team has been in fine form since their only loss and look strong heading into October.
Saracens Women are also looking in as fine form as ever in the new Tyrells Premiership 15s competition.
Impressive new signings, including England’s Marlie Packer, have helped them to three wins from three so far. Packer ran in six tries in her debut against Worcester as the team established themselves as contenders early in the season.
Also in action were Saracens Storm in the A-League. 129 points in two games has them undefeated and sitting atop the Southern Conference early on.
Off the field as well it has been a dramatic month that saw the launch of the interactive Saracens gameday map. The map, which launched in Saracens opening Allianz Park fixture against Sale, allows fans to pinpoint everything they are looking for on gameday - from food and drink, to transport and toilets.
The team also enjoyed a trip to Philadelphia in round-3 for Saracens’ second ever game in the US. From running up the famous ‘Rocky steps’ to helping with a marriage proposal, it was another unforgettable trip for the Men in Black.
Time for reflection is short lived though, as across the board attention is shifting to the second month of competition. Champions Cup rugby is on the horizon, and there will surely be many more memories made by the end of another busy month in North London.