SARACENS JUST ONE WIN AWAY

Having already spent a very good week, the players of Saracens FC are looking forward to their Heineken European Cup match against French side Biarritz, knowing that a win against them would secure a place for them in the eight team play-offs with a game in hand.

In turn this would mean that chief coach Mark McCall will be able to field a weakened side and rest the seniors for their next game.

Moreover, a win at Vicarage Road at Watford would also mean that the champions of England will stretched their winning streak against Biarritz to three games, the first of which came in 2005 thanks to an astonishing drop goal.

The Wolf Pack had most of its players holidaying in Cape Town, South Africa, away from the bitter English cold. The win against Biarritz would go a long way in securing the legacy of Saracens FC, which was long seen as the perennial under achievers of the British rugby scene. However, when the rugby union in England went professional, The Men in Black pioneered merchandising and marketing and signed players who were seen as legends of the game but had, till late in the decade nothing to show for it.

Edward Griffiths, the man currently running the club for the last four years has been responsible for transforming the club from mid-table strugglers to contenders, just as he did during his spell with the South African Rugby Union team back in the 1990s and this achievement of the club of late is being as a success for the man as well.

Griffiths is hoping that his side can win the midweek match against the much weakened Biarritz side and in a way, give the players a chance to concentrate on the Premiership that Saracens FC are looking to bring home for the second season running.

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