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Saracens take on Harlequins


Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :Original Content on 21 Feb 2008 at 14:48
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Saracens take on Harlequins at Vicarage Road this coming Sunday in what is a crucial game for their Guiness Premiership ambitions this year.

Saracens, riding a wave of solid results in all competitions over the first half of the season, let things slip last week against Jonny Wilkinson and the Newcastle Falcons but were spared any real damage due to a round of strange and unlikely results with the top 4 teams all putting in below-par performances, with Gloucester, Leicester and Bath also losing.Currently sitting in fourth place in the Premiership, with an EDF semi-final and a Heineken Cup quarter-final yet to be played, this is turning into a dream season for Neil de Kock’s boys.

Having been guilty of not quite realising their potential in recent years this could seemingly become the season where all this changes should Saracens finish off the season in the manner they began.

Nigel Wray has invested heavily in a few select few southern hemisphere stars, a move that has paid handsome dividends over the last few months. None of this, however, distracts from the performances the team has put in as a whole over the last few months.

Harlequins, on the other hand, are also busy climbing the Premiership table.

Having won only 2 of their last fourteen games Harlequins still find themselves in sixth position in the Premiership and within striking distacne of a top 4 finish.

Last having won against Saracens in November 2004, Harlequins will themselves looking to procure a top 4 spot with a win on Sunday.

Quinns are similarly fielding several foreign faces and convincingly beat bottom-of-the-log Worcester 36-15 last Saturday.

All in all it promises to be a cracker with more than just pride at stake.

Kick-off at 6pm.

Line-ups to be posted when announced.



45 Comments

  • Come on Sarries!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.08 14:52:19 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Come on QUINS!

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.08 14:53:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sies robdylan.

    Supporting Quinns is like supporting the bloubulle.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.08 15:03:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Sarries please

    Gary Botha – Michael Claases? No way can quins be playing anything worth watching.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.08 15:04:55 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Trying to adopt Saracens as my Pom favourate club. If you look at that rugby and saw the way the likes of de Kock , Russell & Jouba enjoy themself in NH rugby, make me jealous.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.08 15:06:40 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Snap Vin

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.08 15:06:51 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Claassens plays for Bath PJLD.

    The wet Barry plays for Quinns…

    Sheesh but Botah is playing some shocking rugby.
    Seems Matfield used to carry him in the line-outs…

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.08 15:09:25 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • I played for Quins in PTA… it’s a jersey thing.

    Forgot that Botha plays for them. Isn’t The Law also there?

    Go Sarries!

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.02.08 15:12:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sarries will klap Quins. Quins gone off the boil after a decent start to the season.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.02.08 15:12:28 by Villie Reply
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  • Shot Vinnie….and THAT ladies and gentlemen is why i refrained from any attempts at original content.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.02.08 15:18:55 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Just so long as the Wasps are shut out from a top 4 finish….

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.02.08 15:22:07 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I have enjoyed watching Brent play for Saracens. Nice to see him get a full game for a change – and score some tries.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.02.08 15:56:43 by Nessa Reply

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  • isn’t Brent crocked at the moment?

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.02.08 15:57:15 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Is he? Haven’t watched the last one or two games and they didn’t televise all of them due to S14. That would be a shame. He was out for 3 months when he arrived there as he broke his collarbone but has been playing really well since then.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.02.08 15:59:54 by Nessa Reply

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  • He was crocked for the Saracens game last weekend.

    Must check my facts but think its a thigh injury.

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.02.08 16:10:06 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I will ask his dad. Thanks – hopefully nothing too serious.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.02.08 16:14:25 by Nessa Reply

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  • Quin – apparently he tweaked a hammy. Nothing too serious and could have played at a push.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.02.08 16:28:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • who else do you know, Ness? We need to do some interviews… ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.02.08 19:59:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – know more of the older players. Not so much the younger ones. Am hoping to get to chat to a few of the youngsters at Loftus next week.

    Have you interviewed Deon? I can maybe organise Craig for you? Or maybe Adi?

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.02.08 08:22:54 by Nessa Reply

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  • Hello people…

    Nessa…no contacts for free…and I know this cos I’m your manager… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.02.08 08:41:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • Hey BS – how are you? That’s for sure – RD will pay one way or the other!

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.02.08 08:43:35 by Nessa Reply

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  • I’m good Nessa…we’ll draw a contract…

    Looking forward to Loftus?

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.02.08 09:10:07 by blackshark Reply

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  • I actually hate going to Loftus. The guys are going to have to look after my interests and make sure we win. The only way to survive (in a Sharks shirt) at Loftus is if your team is winning.

    We are only going to see the boys in Jhb for 2 games the whole season – so I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.02.08 09:27:28 by Nessa Reply

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  • Don’t worry…you’ll be safe…we’re definitely winning that one…

    I know Bulls fans who prefer the ABSA Kings park atmosphere…so that says something…

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.02.08 09:40:25 by blackshark Reply

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  • 1. When I was born, I got a choice – A big dick or a good memory. I can’t remember, what I chose.

    2. Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom factory.

    3. A wife is a sex object. Every time you ask for sex, she objects.

    4. Impotence: Nature’s way of saying ‘No hard feelings…’

    5. There are only two four letter words that are offensive to men – ‘don’t’ and ‘stop’, unless they are used together.

    6. Panties: Not the best thing on earth, but next to best thing on earth.

    7. There are three stages of sex in a man’s life: Tri Weekly, Try Weekly, and Try Weakly.

    8. Virginity can be cured.

    9. Virginity is not dignity, it’s lack of opportunity.

    10. Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.

    11. I tried phone sex once, but the holes in the dialer were too small.

    12. Marriage is the only war where you get to sleep with the enemy.

    13. Q: What’s an Australian kiss? A: The same thing as a French kiss, only down under.

    14. A couple just married were happy with the whole thing. He was happy with the Hole and she was happy with the Thing…….

    15. Q: What are the three biggest tragedies in a mans life? A: Life sucks, job sucks, and the wife doesn’t.

    16. Q: Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact ? A: Breasts don’t have eyes.

    17. Despite the old saying, ‘Don’t take your troubles to bed’, many men still sleep with their wives !!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.02.08 09:42:20 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • ABSA Kings Park :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.02.08 09:44:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Shark-Tank to you PJLD! :evil:

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.02.08 09:58:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • Shark-Tank to you PJLD!

    22.02.08 09:58:30 – blackshark

    DEEP water to province supporters :wink: Can you swim Province? :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.02.08 10:07:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Better than you think KSA, and because of where i live swimming in Shark infested waters is second nature to me.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.02.08 10:15:41 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Haven’t spoken to Deon or Craig (Burden, I presume). I know Adi reasonably well too

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.02.08 10:17:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Okay – will see what I can organise. Yes, did mean Burden.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.02.08 10:25:29 by Nessa Reply

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  • I’m friends with both of them on FaceBook, but haven’t met either of them personally

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.02.08 10:33:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • I know Deon better – he tells me he should be back in about 2 weeks time.

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.02.08 10:42:57 by Nessa Reply

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  • really? That’s good news, although a bit sad because it probably means a return to Vodacom Cup for Beast, which hardly seems fair.

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.02.08 10:49:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • If I were them, I’d then go with a 5-2 split and keep Jannie, Craig and Beast on the bench.

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.02.08 10:50:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • It does hardly seem fair though – don’t think they will play him a full game to start with.

    Like the sound of that. Hope Craig gets some time on the field tomorrow. The public hare being a bit harsh on him. He needs to throw one or two nice straight ones just to build up his confidence and then he will be fine.

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.02.08 10:53:00 by Nessa Reply

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  • They need to open their eyes.

    It’s a case of “give a dog a bad name”. People that are unduly negative towards a player that’s really trying so damn hard to add a new dimension really piss me off. Do you know how tough it is to just adapt to playing in the front row? Man, I was a lock all my life and I tried to pack down at prop in just ONE scrum and it nearly killed me.

    Lineout throwing will come right… he only had one throw last week, which was too high and it was about a minute after he came onto the field. Lots of experienced hookers will botch their first throw too. Craig never had a chance at a second.

    He doesn’t throw any worse than Skipper, anyway. Or Brits, for that matter

    Ok, end of rant

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.02.08 10:57:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • :smile: Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.02.08 11:02:44 by Nessa Reply

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  • glad that’s settled, then ;)

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.02.08 11:06:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – you have your interview!!! I will mail you his contact details. :grin:

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.02.08 11:23:07 by Nessa Reply

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  • nessa – you are the best person in the whole world. Well, after my saint of a wife, of course.

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.02.08 11:28:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just asked you on the other blog which e-mail address I must use for you? I have about 3.

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.02.08 11:29:25 by Nessa Reply

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  • use [email protected]

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.02.08 11:30:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • And my commission :?:

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.02.08 11:42:16 by blackshark Reply

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  • Don’t worry BD – it’s written into the contract!

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.02.08 11:45:22 by Nessa Reply

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