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Could Saracens win the Six Nations if they were allowed to enter it? | Robert Kitson

If you took the Saracens players out of their national sides and put the team in the Six Nations, their hammering of Northampton suggests they could win it

Awaiting its UK cinema release next month is the Battle of the Sexes, the film based around the famous 1970s tennis duel between Billie Jean King and her male opponent, Bobby Riggs. It is a game, set and match tale of casual assumptions and punctured egos that should also serve as a reminder to all sports that traditional supremacy is neither a God-given prerogative nor a permanent state.

Billie Jean has not been spotted at many Saracens fixtures but she would have appreciated the debate that has surfaced in the wake of Sunday’s Champions Cup thrashing of Northampton. It is a simple enough question: if Saracens entered the Six Nations, would they win it? The answer, on the evidence of their halo-trashing eight-try win over Saints at Franklin’s Gardens, is probably yes.

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