Saracens Pre-War Players Attend the 1926 Jubilee Dinner

The recent discovery of an original newspaper story covering the Saracens 50th Anniversary Jubilee Club Dinner has been very insightful. The detailed journalistic coverage of the gala evening, held at the famous Cafe Monico (on Tichborne Street, near what is now Piccadilly Circus), captures wonderfully the spirit of the evening via the speeches, the humour, the…

WJ Irving – The Saracens Captain Who Never Was….

As we have already seen, the sport of rugby moved quickly to suspend participation upon the outbreak of the First World War, with the RFU Committee recording their decision on 4th September 1914 that “Club and County fixtures arranged for this season be cancelled and that, all being well, they should be carried over to…