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Evening Standard: Saracens stars tackle Mount Kenya climb

Game reserve: Saracens lock Jim Hamilton playing sevens with a local Kenyan team. Photo: Evening Standard

Five Saracens players have taken their Premiership trophy on a climb of Mount Kenya to raise thousands of pounds for an elephant conservation charity backed by the Evening Standard.

Mike Ellery, 26, Rhys Gill, 29, Jim Hamilton, 33, Nils Mordt, 32, and Ben Ransom, 24, set off on the 50km hike on Tuesday, playing matches en route.On Saturday they are due to reach the 5,199m summit of Africa’s second-highest mountain.

The teammates are carrying the Aviva Rugby Premiership cup, won in Saracens’ final against Exeter Chiefs last month.

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