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19/12/2015 - Venue: Allianz Park

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Saracens face Champions Cup new boys, Oyonnax, at Allianz Park on Saturday December 19, kick-off 13h00.

After storming up the Top 14 table last season to French rugby’s surprise Oyonnax will once again look to bloody a few noses in their debut campaign in European Rugby’s Premier competition.

Don’t miss out on this festive fixture, which promises to be a real Christmas cracker in north London.

Last Match


20/11/2015 - Kingspan Stadium

Saracens produced a stunning display to come from behind to beat Ulster Rugby 27-9 at the Kingspan Stadium, and in the process pick up a try scoring bonus point in Pool 1 of the Champions Cup.

Trailing 9-5 at half-time, Mark McCall’s side inspired by outside half Owen Farrell and Scotland centre Duncan Taylor scored two quick fire second half tries to end a tough and uncompromising contest that saw three yellow cards.

An early try from Chris Wyles began the comeback after two penalty goals and a drop goal from Paddy Jackson put Ulster in a commanding 9-0 lead.

Scores from Alex Goode, Duncan Taylor and a late try from Billy Vunipola sealed a famous win for the north Londoners who maintain their perfect start to the 2015/16 season.

After a fine three-try defeat of four-time winners Toulouse at Allianz Park the previous Saturday, Mark McCall’s side headed into tonight’s game in fine fettle.

Having faced Ulster on six occasions, since the two sides first locked horns at Vicarage Road in 1999 in European competition, fixtures against these two sides have always produced close contests. Only once since their first meeting in the tournament has either club managed to score more than 21 points in a single match.

These games are never short of incident either, and once again the seventh instalment of Ulster vs Saracens had some early talking points that would have the Ravenhill faithful’s tongues-a-waggin’ after Sarries loose forward was yellow carded for a clumsy hit in the air on Andrew Trimble.

With minds immediately cast back to Jared Payne’s ugly challenge on Alex Goode in 2014 the decision (a correct one from Monsieur Poite) to yellow card the South African flank was met from the predictable consummation from the Ulster fans packed into the Kingspan.

Both side’s missed early long range penalties. First Ruan Pienaar then Owen Farrell couldn’t navigate the swirling Belfast sleet and wind. Home side outside half Paddy Jackson though would register the first score after 15 minutes play, when Saracens were adjudged have strayed offside at the ruck.

Ulster were clearly the dominant force in the opening quarter of the game, and Jackson would add another three points with a drop goal to double his side’s lead, before slotting over another penalty goal after Jacques Burger was adjudged to have not used his arms in the tackle.

Saracens though are experienced players in Europe, and refused to press the panic button. Instead they continued to plug away to find territory.

Their patience would pay dividends on the half hour mark when Chris Wyles crossed for the games first try. After a lovely cut out pass from Owen Farrell freed Alex Goode, the Sarries full-back hit the gas and fed the USA wing who finished with ease to score his third try of the competition. Farrell failed to convert.

If Ulster could claim the first quarter, then Mark McCall’s side could certainly lay claim to the second twenty minutes as they began to grow into the game.

Farrell missed another difficult attempt at goal as the Premiership champions looked to pin back the Ulster lead, as the home side went into the warm sanctuary of the Ravenhill changing rooms with a four point lead.

The opening to the second half was a much reserved affair. Like two boxers jabbing the middle rounds, neither side wanted to give too much away.

The contest would eventually reignite on the back on a pretty questionable sin binning of Billy Vunipola. When the 117kgs frame of Iain Henderson is met by the 128kgs Billy Vunipola at full pelt, then one may expect the two players to collide in such a nature that results in both ‘bouncing’ from one another. The officials though took a dim view, as they yellow carded the Sarries No8 for a ‘dangerous tackle’ despite Vunipola clearly attempting to use his arms in the tackle.

Yet again though, with a numerical disadvantage Sarries dug deep, and would silence the home crowd when Alex Goode crossed for his side’s second try of the evening on the back of a miraculous piece of skill from Duncan Taylor. Collecting a chip kick from Goode the Scotland centre collected and with superb vision and awareness offloaded the ball behind his own head to find Goode who raced away to score.

Minutes later, it would be Owen Farrell’s turn to light-up the contest as the England playmaker dummied his way through the white wall of Ulster shirts to find Duncan Taylor to score. This made the scores 17-9 in favour of Saracens just as the heavens opened over the ground.

Sarries had a stranglehold on the game, and more importantly, the territory. As Pienaar and Jackson repeatedly looked to drive their team forward from their own 22, the Ulster halfback pairing just couldn’t find the Ravenhill turf with the Sarries backfield cover suitably covering the pitch.

Farrell sent over a penalty after 73 minutes to extend his side’s lead to 11 points to keep their Pool 1 opponents at arm’s length.

As full-time edged closer Sarries would clinch the try-scoring bonus point with Billy Vunipola rolling over to score on the back of a devastating Sarries driving maul.

Final Score: Ulster 9 Saracens 27

Match Summary





Penalties: Jackson x 3


Tries: Wyles,Goode,Taylor,B.Vunipola.
Cons: Farrell, Hodgson

Team Lineup

Ulster: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 1 Callum Black, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 4 Dan Tuohy, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Iain Henderson, 7 Chris Henry, 8 Nick Williams.

Replacements: 16 Kyle McCall, 17 Rob Herring, 18 Ricky Lutton, 19 Robbie Diack, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Ian Humphreys, 23 Peter Nelson.

Replacements used Herring for Best (67); McCall for Black (59); Lutton for Herbst (71); Diack for van de Merwe(67) ;Wilson for Henry (67); Marshall for Pienaar (66); Humphreys for Jackson (71); Nelson for Ludik (74).

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Brad Barritt (c), 11 Chris Wyles, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Richard Wigglesworth; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Schalk Brits, 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 4 George Kruis, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Michael Rhodes, 7 Jacques Burger, 8 Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Rhys Gill, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Alistair Hargreaves, 20 Jackson Wray, 21 Neil De Kock, 22 Charlie Hodgson, 23 Marcelo Bosch.

Replacements used George for Brits (52); Gill for M.Vunipola (75); Figallo for Du Plessis (55); Hargreaves for Itoje (77); Wray for Rhodes (58); De Kock for Wigglesworth (77); Hodgson for Barritt (73); Bosch for Taylor (70).



Date / K.O. Time Home Score Away W/D/L Venue League
Thu 27th Aug 2015 - 18:15 Saracens 16 - 33 Ospreys L HAC Friendly


Sat 26th Sep 2015 - 14:00 Saracens 17 - 36 Northampton Saints L Allianz Park Friendly


Sat 3rd Oct 2015 - 13:00 Saracens 40 - 21 Worcester W Bramley Road Friendly


Fri 9th Oct 2015 - 19:00 Aurillac 10 - 9 Saracens L Stade Jean Alric Friendly


Sat 17th Oct 2015 - 14:00 Saracens 41 - 3 Sale Sharks W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership


Fri 23rd Oct 2015 - 19:45 Gloucester Rugby 15 - 17 Saracens W Kingsholm Stadium Aviva Premiership


Sat 31st Oct 2015 - 13:00 Saracens 24 - 14 London Irish W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership


Sat 7th Nov 2015 - 15:15 Northampton Saints 6 - 12 Saracens W Franklin\'s Gardens Aviva Premiership


Sat 14th Nov 2015 - 17:30 Saracens 32 - 7 Toulouse W Allianz Park ECC


Fri 20th Nov 2015 - 19:45 Ulster 9 - 27 Saracens W Kingspan Stadium ECC


Sat 28th Nov 2015 - 15:15 Saracens - Worcester Warriors Twickenham Stadium Aviva Premiership


Sun 6th Dec 2015 - 15:00 Newcastle Falcons - Saracens Kingston Park Aviva Premiership
Sun 13th Dec 2015 - 14:00 Oyonnax - Saracens Charles Mathon Stadium ECC
Sat 19th Dec 2015 - 13:00 Saracens - Oyonnax Allianz Park ECC


Sun 27th Dec 2015 - 14:00 Wasps - Saracens Ricoh Arena Aviva Premiership
Sat 2nd Jan 2016 - 15:15 Saracens - Leicester Tigers Allianz Park Aviva Premiership


Sat 9th Jan 2016 - 15:00 Harlequins - Saracens The Stoop Aviva Premiership
Sat 16th Jan 2016 - TBC Saracens - Ulster Allianz Park ECC
Sat 23rd Jan 2016 - TBC Toulouse - Saracens Stade Ernest Wallon ECC
Sat 30th Jan 2016 - 15:15 Saracens - Bath Rugby Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sun 7th Feb 2016 - 13:00 Exeter Chiefs - Saracens Sandy Park Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sun 14th Feb 2016 - 16:00 Saracens - Wasps Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 20th Feb 2016 - 15:00 Saracens - Gloucester Rugby Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 27th Feb 2016 - 13:00 Sale Sharks - Saracens AJ Bell Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 5th Mar 2016 - 15:00 Saracens - Northampton Saints Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 12th Mar 2016 - 15:00 London Irish - Saracens Madejski Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 19th Mar 2016 - 15:00 Leicester Tigers - Saracens Welford Road Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 26th Mar 2016 - 15:00 Saracens - Exeter Chiefs Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 2nd Apr 2016 - 15:00 Bath Rugby - Saracens Recreation Ground Aviva Premiership
Sat 16th Apr 2016 - 15:15 Saracens - Harlequins Wembley Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 30th Apr 2016 - 15:00 Saracens - Newcastle Falcons Allianz Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 7th May 2016 - 15:00 Worcester Warriors - Saracens Sixways Stadium Aviva Premiership

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