Steve Borthwick, the captain of the Saracens Rugby club had announced his retirement from professional Rugby at the end of the previous season. The experienced English and former Bath lock had moved to Saracens in 2008 and has not looked back since. He has ridden high on confidence and has been fittingly identified as one of the legends of the club by their director Mark McCall. It was a big decision for Borthwick who was given a choice by his team and he chose to leave on his own terms. The much important onus of captaining the club now lies on Alistair Hargreaves, the South African international. Alistair joined the club from the rugby premiership team Sharks and has impressed the coaching staff while gaining the respect of the other players. He was announced as a befitting replacement for Borthwick and the fans are hopeful that they will scale new heights under the new leadership and improved coaching facilities in its base camp.