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03/05/2014 - Venue: Allianz Park

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Saracens take on Worcester Warriors in our last regular season game of the 2013/14 season at Allianz Park. Start your Bank Holiday weekend in style as we enter what we hope will be a truly memorable May.

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20/04/2014 - Kingston Park

Saracens beat Newcastle Falcons 18-23 in a tight and hotly contested affair at Kingston Park.

Tries from Tim Streather and Ben Ransom and 13 points from the boot of Charlie Hodgson was enough to see off a spirited Newcastle side fighting to avoid relegation from the Aviva Premiership.

Saracens named a much changed side from the team that beat Northampton last weekend, but Mark McCall could still call upon the like of British and Irish Lions duo Matt Stevens and Charlie Hodgson, as well as England internationals Alex Goode and Richard Wigglesworth, with the 31-year-old scrum-half captaining the side in Steve Borthwick’s absence.

It was the home side who were quickest out of the proverbial blocks. They say here at Kingston Park that Sinoti Sinoti is so good they named him twice and judging by his seventh minute finish you can see why, as the bulky yet fleet footed winger scorched over for the first try of the game. Falcons fly-half Joel Hodgson was errant with the conversion.

Things seemed to go from bad to worse for Saracens when winger Jack Wilson was yellow carded for a collision in the air with Newcastle full-back Alex Tait. Despite Dean Richards’ sides numerical advantage, Saracens, inspired by full-back Alex Goode, roared back into the game with a score of their own.

Collecting yet another high bomb, Goode (a returnee to the Saracens starting XV) showed his international class by leading the Falcons defence a merry dance to find captain Richard Wigglesworth who after linking up with Jackson Wray and Matt Stevens spread the ball wide to Alistair Hargreaves who did well to find Tim Streather who crossed for his first Premiership try of his career. Charlie Hodgson converted the score and added a penalty minutes later to extend the away side’s lead to five points.

Saracens went close to extending their lead in the 33rd minute, but Michael Tagicakibau just couldn’t hold onto Alex Goode’s bullet pass. The Fijian flyer was again close when he nearly collected Charlie Hodgson’s clever grubber kick, but the Falcons cover defence was quicker to the bouncing ball.

Newcastle hit back when Joel Hodgson landed a well struck penalty with two minutes to go in the first half as Saracens went into the break 8-10 up.

Saracens started the second forty with a penalty immediately from the restart; after Jack Wilson showed fine athleticism to pat back Charlie Hodgson’s hanging kick. Newcastle infringed at the breakdown to give the veteran Sarries playmaker the easiest of penalty attempts which he duly dispatched.

Newcastle missed the chance to return fire from the kicking tee, as Joel Hodgson dragged a kickable attempt wide as Saracens struggled to exit their own half, but the Falcons No.10 made no mistake minutes later landing a well taken penalty to reduce Saracens lead to two points.

The north easterners were in the ascendency as Saracens struggled to clear their lines and enjoy any possession in the Falcons half. McCall rotated his steam, and with Gill and Du Plessis providing fresh impetus in the front row. The Sarries set-piece was beginning to reaffirm its dominance and on the 65th minute the Saracens eight would provide Hodgson with another chance to kick at goal. The Premiership record point’s scorer obliged to give his side a five point lead.

Newcastle were chasing the game, and in their desperation a loose Joel Hodgson pass found replacement Ben Ransom who raced 60+ metres to score. Hodgson slotted the conversion.

In the closing moments Phi Godman crossed for the Falcons, in the process securing the losing bonus point for Dean Richard side.

Mark McCall’s side’s attention now moves to Clermont Auvergne in the semi-final of the Heineken Cup at Twickenham on Saturday.

 

Match Summary

Attendance


4,578


Scorers


Tries – Tim Streather, Ben Ransom

Conversions – Charlie Hodgson (2/2)

Penalties – (3/3)


Team Lineup


15. Alex Goode; 14. Michael Tagicakibau, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Chris Wyles, 11. Jack Wilson; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Richard Wigglesworth ©; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Matt Stevens, 4. Eoin Sheriff, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 6. Nick Fenton-Wells, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Jackson Wray.

Replacements; 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Rhys Gill, 18. Petrus du Plessis, 19. Hayden Smith, 20. Justin Melck, 21. Ben Spencer, 22. Nils Mordt, 23. Ben Ransom.


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Fixtures

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Date / K.O. Time Home Score Away W/D/L Venue League
Thu 22nd Aug 2013 - 18:15 Saracens 61 - 3 Cornish Pirates W HAC Friendly

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Sat 31st Aug 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 71 - 12 Bedford Blues W Allianz Park Friendly

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Sat 7th Sep 2013 - 14:00 London Irish 20 - 42 Saracens W Twickenham Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sun 15th Sep 2013 - 14:00 Saracens 44 - 12 Gloucester Rugby W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sun 22nd Sep 2013 - 14:00 Saracens 31 - 17 Bath Rugby W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 28th Sep 2013 - 15:15 Harlequins 12 - 22 Saracens W The Stoop Aviva Premiership

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Sat 5th Oct 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 19 - 12 London Wasps W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Fri 11th Oct 2013 - 20:00 Connacht 17 - 23 Saracens W The Sportsground Heineken Cup

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Fri 18th Oct 2013 - 19:45 Saracens 16 - 17 Toulouse L Wembley Stadium Heineken Cup

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Sat 26th Oct 2013 - 15:15 Northampton Saints 41 - 20 Saracens L Franklins Gardens Aviva Premiership

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Sun 3rd Nov 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 40 - 3 Newcastle Falcons W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Fri 8th Nov 2013 - 19:30 London Wasps 21 - 24 Saracens W Adams Park LV=Cup

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Sun 17th Nov 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 51 - 10 Scarlets W Allianz Park LV=Cup

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Sat 23rd Nov 2013 - 15:00 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 16 Saracens W Sandy Park Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sat 30th Nov 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 24 - 19 Sale Sharks W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 7th Dec 2013 - 14:35 Zebre 10 - 39 Saracens W Stadio XXV Aprile Heineken Cup

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Sat 14th Dec 2013 - 15:00 Saracens 64 - 3 Zebre W Allianz Park Heineken Cup

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Sat 21st Dec 2013 - 15:15 Saracens 49 - 10 Leicester Tigers W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 28th Dec 2013 - 15:00 Worcester Warriors 8 - 26 Saracens W Sixways Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sat 4th Jan 2014 - 15:15 Gloucester Rugby 8 - 29 Saracens W Kingsholm Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sun 12th Jan 2014 - 16:00 Toulouse 21 - 11 Saracens L Stade Ernest Wallon Heineken Cup

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Sat 18th Jan 2014 - 13:35 Saracens 64 - 6 Connacht W Allianz Park Heineken Cup

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Sat 25th Jan 2014 - 14:30 Saracens 23 - 15 Sharks W Allianz Park Friendly

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Sun 26th Jan 2014 - 15:00 Saracens 41 - 8 Newcastle Falcons W Allianz Park LV=Cup

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Sat 1st Feb 2014 - 15:00 Northampton Saints 20 - 16 Saracens L Franklins Gardens LV=Cup

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Sat 8th Feb 2014 - 15:00 Saracens 13 - 22 London Irish L Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Fri 14th Feb 2014 - 19:45 Sale Sharks 10 - 15 Saracens W Salford City Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sun 23rd Feb 2014 - 15:15 Saracens 23 - 10 Exeter Chiefs W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Fri 28th Feb 2014 - 19:45 Bath Rugby 10 - 23 Saracens W Recreation Ground Aviva Premiership

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Sat 8th Mar 2014 - 12:30 Northampton Saints 26 - 7 Saracens L Franklins Gardens LV=Cup

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Sat 22nd Mar 2014 - 15:15 Saracens 39 - 17 Harlequins W Wembley Stadium Aviva Premiership

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Sat 29th Mar 2014 - 15:00 London Wasps 20 - 32 Saracens W Adams Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 5th Apr 2014 - 18:30 Ulster 15 - 17 Saracens W Ravenhill Heineken Cup

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Sun 13th Apr 2014 - 14:00 Saracens 28 - 24 Northampton Saints W Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sun 20th Apr 2014 - 15:00 Newcastle Falcons 18 - 23 Saracens W Kingston Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 26th Apr 2014 - 15.40 Saracens - Clermont Auvergne Twickenham Heineken Cup

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Sat 3rd May 2014 - 15:00 Saracens - Worcester Warriors Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 10th May 2014 - 15:00 Leicester Tigers - Saracens Welford Road Stadium Aviva Premiership
Thu 15th May 2014 - 18:15 Saracens - Gloucester HAC Friendly

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