Brad Barritt believes the current Saracens side is the best in his five years at the club
Warriors let slip their chance to close gap on rest of the field with crucial defeat
Sarries return to the top of the table with a dominant first-half display
Warriors face 11th-place London Irish on Saturday and need a victory if they are to harbour any hopes of Premiership survival in 2014
The afternoon started with a cross bar collapsing during a pre-match supporters’ kick about and finished with the referee being knocked over by a ball to the back of the head. That was as exciting as this dreary try-less encounter got.
Dr Abbas Khan, 32, was on the verge of being released when his family were told of his death
Nearly 85,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home this Christmas morning
Tries from Samu Manoa, Tom Collins and Tom Wood made the win look more comfortable than the is actually was
Leicester v Northampton
Hosts record their first Aviva Premiership victory after 10 consecutive defeats to life spirits
Harlequins v Saracens
Dean Ryan, the Worcester director of rugby, has had his share of issues with referees in the short time he has been back in the Premiership coaching game, so when the international official Wayne Barnes picked on his players with a vengeance here last night – there were enough flashes of bright yellow to obviate the need for floodlights – he was some way short of delighted. But it was not Barnes who condemned his team to this thrashing. The culprits were Worcester themselves.
Lions player suffered knee ligament damage on Sunday and was forced to undergo surgery
It suddenly strikes me that I can't remember when I last saw a butterfly. I have memories of summers where every tufted thistle top was alive with these winged works of art, but in recent years they've largely been notable by their absence, save for the odd cabbage white flitting around a railway siding buddleia.
The women's Ashes begin on Sunday with a new multi-format structure and Mark Lane, who coached England until earlier this year, calls the changes a "really good step forward".
Somerset 320 & 260 Australians 321-5dec & 263-4 (Australia win by six wickets): Instant transformation of tourists with the arrival of Lehmann as coach