Barritt, Care & more: Twitter reacts as Saracens & Harlequins win

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership

By Gareth Llewellyn

Harlequins and Saracens racked up wins on the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership season in London’s Double Header at Twickenham.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to the return of the domestic rugby season.

Saracens’ fearless one-man wrecking machine Jacques Burger previews the new Aviva Premiership season.

Former England winger James Simpson-Daniel, who was forced to retire last week, believes Gloucester have a lot of work to do after their 53-6 defeat at defending champions Northampton Saints on Friday night.

Former Harlequins, Leicester Tigers and England centre Will Greenwood ponders whether Gloucester face another tough year despite the arrival of several experienced internationals over the summer.

Leicester Tigers and England outside-half Freddie Burns reflects on a big weekend and his lack of furniture after a 36-17 win over Newcastle Falcons at Welford Road.

England scrum-half Danny Care wasn’t too impressed with part of his London Double Header experience at Twickenham as Harlequins defeated London Irish 20-15 in the second match of the afternoon.

Saracens centre Brad Barritt makes a big claim about HQ after Saracens leave it late to defeat Wasps 36-28 in the first match of the London Double Header.


Former Northampton Saints and England lock Martin Bayfield gives his verdict as Exeter Chiefs thrash newly-promoted London Welsh 52-0 in Oxford on Sunday.

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