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New coach Harden can help push Saras to the top

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: August 17, 2012

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CHELTENHAM Saracens' skipper James Taylor says the club continue to go from strength to strength ahead of their Gloucester One campaign, writes James Crawley.

Four years' ago the Brooklyn Road outfit struggled even to field a first XV and were on the verge of collapse, before a significant turnaround.

Heading into his second season with the Saracens, the club captain says there is a promising future ahead for everyone involved with playing numbers booming at present.

"We are entering four different senior sides into leagues this year as well as having a very promising Under-17s team as well," said Taylor.

"Our seconds and thirds won both their respective leagues last year with the seconds winning the Cheltenham Combination Cup too."

Gloucester and new England prop Rupert Harden replaced Peter Buxton as head coach in June following the latter's move to Town rivals Cheltenham.

Taylor believes the experience that Harden brings will help improve the squad even further.

"I think it's a brilliant appointment for the club," added Taylor.

"Pete (Buxton) deserves huge plaudits for what he brought to the club when he was here and was integral in getting Rupert (Harden) in too.

"Rupert is progressing the club further now with fresh ideas and huge enthusiasm, and the experience he can bring to training, fresh from a tour of South Africa with England, is massive."

Harden is hoping to push Saracens towards promotion in his first season while also working towards the future with the promising youngsters and Taylor is pleased with their progress.

"We are now in a set-up where we can build towards a positive future, whilst maintaining the traditions of a good old-fashioned rugby club," added Taylor.

"With four teams out this season, and an England player at the helm, it is an extremely exciting time for the club."

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  • RoryGlaws45  |  March 28 2014, 9:58PM

    Now that is the most hilarious thing that the boneheaded Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll saracens-fan/DL1991/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/shedheadNOTLIKELY/gloslover-NOT/dopey_lerone has ever come up with... pretending that he has a former club. The only club he has ever belong to is the local flower-pressing club. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • ostronsky145  |  March 28 2014, 9:52PM

    Harden is a class act. There is no doubt about it. The Gloucester Rugby hating troll DL1991/saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/shedheadNOTLIKELY/gloslover-NOT/dopey_lerone THINKS he knows better than the coaches at Gloucester who put Harden in as the first choice tight head but no one is paying NOTArugbylover/shedheadNOTLIKELY/gloslover-NOT/dopey_lerone for his rugby brain. Not least because he hasn't even got a brain.

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  • GlawSurfer12  |  March 28 2014, 9:48PM

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Laugh at the useless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating DL1991 with his new identity "saracen-fan" previously known as the BANNED "saddy-boy" aka laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTAGLOUCESTERSUPPORTER aka shedheadNEVER aka gloslover-not or DumbAndDumber20 or dopey_lerone if he prefers. He is soooo upset that he has been found out with his latest identity. He knows absolutely nothing about rugby union, sat in his sad home for sad lonely old men.

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  • werew35  |  March 28 2014, 9:19PM

    Laughing once again at the brainless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi identity troll, saracens-fan/DL1991 (also known as saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOT_A_rugbylover/shedheadNOTLIKELY/gloslover-NOT/dopey_lerone - ALL BANNED). He pretends that he has a club, which he can't even spell correctly, and which he also thinks comes from North London. He really needs to get out and get a life.

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  • Roon37  |  March 28 2014, 9:11PM

    The BANNED idiot multi-ID troll saracens-fan aka DL1991 (previously calling himself saddy-boy laurie-dryver, NOTArugbylover and gloslover-not, amongst his numerous other identities) can't even make up his mind as to whether to PRETEND to be a Gloucester Rugby supporter or not. What a doughnut! The fact is, he is a Gloucester Rugby hater and he saves most of his pathetic bile for our best and most talented tight head prop, Rupҽrt Hardҽn. That is because he wouldn't know a class tight head prop even if one was to slap him round the head with a wet kipper (something that the troll saracens-fan aka DL1991 would undoubtedly gain a lot of sexual gratification from anyway).

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  • RoryGlaws45  |  March 27 2014, 7:49PM

    The dopey "DL1991" aka the BANNED AGAIN saddy-boy aka laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTAGLOUCESTERSUPPORTER aka dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20 is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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  • fuddlebagley1  |  March 26 2014, 10:47PM

    What is the most hilarious thing that the Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll DL1991/saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/shedheadNOTLIKELY/gloslover-NOT/dopey_lerone has ever come up with... pretending that he has a former club. The only club he has ever belong to is the local flower-pressing club. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • CrazyLegs54  |  March 26 2014, 10:37PM

    A troll is a troll and "DL1991", who has also posted his dull nonsense under the BANNED identities of saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/gloslover-not/dumbanddumber20/dopey-lerone, is a clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll who has no idea where Kingsholm is because he doesn't even support Gloucester Rugby, He has no idea about rugby union either as he loves watching wendyball.

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  • walker1155  |  March 21 2014, 7:21PM

    Laughing at the clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll DL1991 aka saddy-boy aka laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20 pretending that he knows anything about rugby or that he is remotely interested in Gloucester Rugby. He is getting so upset because his "partner" has sprung a leak and Halfords isn't open so that he can get a puncture repair kit. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • Steve_George8  |  March 21 2014, 6:56PM

    The dopey "DL1991" aka the BANNED AGAIN saddy-boy aka laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTAGLOUCESTERSUPPORTER aka dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20 is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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