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What Is Happening At Saracens And How Do They Regain Their Form?

For a couple seasons now the north London club have been regarded as one of the best teams in Europe and they have secured two Champions Cups back-to-back.

They have lost their last seven matches in all competitions including two losses to French giants Clermont Auvergne.

Saracens now sit third in their group behind both the Top 14 outfit and the Ospreys with the French team seven points clear of the English outfit.

They also face a daunting trip to Ospreys in January.

Saracens have to go back a long way to find themselves in this sort of dip, their form looks to have deserted them, is it a case of them having been found out?

Saracens need to go back to basics, bring back what makes this club such a successful club, a high work rate and an exceptional attention to detail. 

A huge emphasis on defence, that famed Wolfpack mentality and dominance in the collision have also been front and centre of their success in recent years. Add to this an effective kick chase lead by Richard Wigglesworth at scrum-half and what you get is very close to the complete package.

We saw this at times against Clermont in France, Saracens looked fired up, they looked ferocious. In short, they looked like how Saracens should look.

It is a testament to their exceptional culture that after six straight losses including the 46-14 thrashing of them at Allianz Park they could still produce that kind of performance.

Having had injuries to key players most recently Maro Itoje has, of course, hindered them but the injury list they have compared to that of Harlequins is relatively short.

There is no doubt Saracens are still a class act, with Owen Farrell leading the line and with firepower out wide in Sean Maitland and Alex Goode behind a pack led by Jamie George and George Kruis with Schalk Brits and Juan Figallo coming off the bench it is clear to see just some of the stars in this squad.

Saracens may be suffering a little dip in results but they’ll be firing when they need to be and any team that is facing that backlash should be afraid.

Fred Blagden, Pundit Arena

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