Next Premiership on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:14 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / Aviva Premiership 2014-15 / News
Follow@ESPNSCRUM
Aviva Premiership
Hargreaves replaces Borthwick as Saracens skipper
ESPN Staff
July 10, 2014
Alistair Hargreaves is Saracens' new skipper © PA Photos
Enlarge

Springboks lock Alistair Hargreaves has been named as Saracens' new captain.

Hargreaves steps into the void left by the now retired Steve Borthwick who called time on his career at the end of last season. Hargreaves, who lined up alongside Borthwick in the Saracens second-row, arrived at the club in 2012 from the Sharks and has since become an integral part of their team.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: "Alistair has shown exceptional leadership qualities since arriving at the club in 2012, and is ideally qualified to be our new captain. He is unequivocally respected by staff and players alike, and we feel certain he will lead the squad brilliantly, on and off the field."

Hargreaves added: "The captaincy is a fantastic honour, and I am looking forward to the responsibility."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Snooker

    Higgins hoping for career kick-start

    John Higgins says he still has a competitive desire to win and hopes a run at the UK Championship can give his career the kick-start it desperately needs

  • Snooker

    O'Sullivan will play despite injured ankle

    Ronnie O'Sullivan will play his UK Championship first round match on Thursday despite injuring his ankle while running

  • Formula 1

    Marciello pushed hard in Ferrari test for Bianchi

    Raffaele Marciello felt he had to make the most of his debut with Ferrari in Abu Dhabi for the injured Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical condition following his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix earlier this year

  • Formula 1

    Wehrlein setting sights on F1 drive

    Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein has set his sights firmly on Formula One after a solid first day testing a current Formula One car in Abu Dhabi

  • Boxing

    Mitchell and Joshua announced for O2 in January

    British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell and blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua will appear on the same card at the O2 Arena on January 31

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!