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06/09/2014 - Venue: Twickenham

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Saracens face Wasps on the opening day of the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership in game one of the London Double Header at Twickenham Stadium.

Last Match

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21/08/2014 - HAC

Saracens were in fine fettle at the HAC as they brushed aside the Ospreys in a strong five try display in the heart of the City of London beating the Welsh region 39-5.

David Strettle, Billy Vunipola scored first half tries, with Man of the Match Richard Wigglesworth crossing just after the break. Ben Spencer and Rhys Gil extended Saracens lead later on in an entertaining evening of pre-season rugby.

Saracens ran into an 18-point lead in the first half with tries from David Strettle, Billy Vunipola and eight points from the boot of Charlie Hodgson the difference in a first half that showed numerous flashes of quality from the north Londoners.

After Dan Bigger dragged a routine penalty wide of the posts Saracens edged their way in front with a Charlie Hodgson penalty. The Ospreys were penalised at the scrum after a front row including new signing Kieran Longbottom put the Welsh side under pressure at the set-piece.

Chris Wyles then went close to scoring the game’s first try after a well worked backs move, but it was Saracens’ other winger David Strettle who would break the deadlock after 26 minutes. Collecting a well-judged Brad Barritt grubber kick Strettle showed great strength and determination to finish in the left hand corner with three defenders on his back – Hodgson converted expertly from the touchline.

The Saracens pack were in the ascendency, with livewire half-back Richard Wigglesworth dictating proceedings from behind the dominant eight, and minutes after Strettle’s score Saracens crossed for their second try, with Billy Vunipola barnstorming over from five metres out. Hodgson failed with the conversion but added another penalty right on half-time to give Saracens an 18-0 lead at the break.

In the second-half Director of Rugby Mark McCall rung the changes, as Saracens looked to give game time to as many of their 30-man matchday squad as possible. With the game disjointed with the incessant yet understandable amount of personnel changes it meant the flow of the game was somewhat inhibited, yet Saracens would add three more tries to their tally in the second forty minutes after Ospreys back rower Tyler Ardron opened the second half scoring.

Richard Wigglesworth crossed for a well-deserved try after Ardron’s effort. Wigglesworth’s replacement Ben Spencer was next to score, before replacement loosehead Rhys Gill rounded off an impressive Saracens team performance in the final minutes.

Next up for Saracens is Bedford Blues at Goldington Road next Friday.

 

Match Summary

Attendance


2,500


Scorers


Tries – Strettle, B. Vunipola, Wigglesworth, Spencer, Gill

Conversions: Hodgson (2/3). Spencer (2/2)

Penalties: Hodgson (2/2)


Team Lineup


15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Wyles, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Alistair Hargreaves (Capt), 5. George Kruis, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Replacements (All used); 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Rhys Gill, 18. Petrus Du Plessis, 19. Jim Hamilton, 20. Hayden Smith, 21. Matt Hankin, 22. Maro Itoje, 23. Jackson Wray, 24. Ben Spencer, 25 Nils Mordt, 26. Duncan Taylor, 27. Nick Tompkins, 28. Jack Wilson, 29. Aaron Morris, 30. Ben Ransom.


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Fixtures

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Date / K.O. Time Home Score Away W/D/L Venue League
Fri 15th Aug 2014 - 19:30 Saracens 40 - 5 London Scottish W Allianz Park Friendly
Thu 21st Aug 2014 - 18:15 Saracens 39 - 5 Ospreys W HAC Friendly

Report

Fri 29th Aug 2014 - 19:45 Bedford Blues - Saracens Goldington Road Friendly
Sat 6th Sep 2014 - 14:00 Saracens - London Wasps Twickenham Aviva Premiership

BUY

Fri 12th Sep 2014 - 19:45 Harlequins - Saracens The Stoop Aviva Premiership
Sat 20th Sep 2014 - 15:00 London Irish - Saracens Madejski Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 27th Sep 2014 - 15:00 Saracens - Sale Sharks Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Fri 3rd Oct 2014 - 19:45 Bath Rugby - Saracens Recreation Ground Aviva Premiership
Sat 11th Oct 2014 - 15:00 Saracens - Gloucester Rugby Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 18th Oct 2014 - 15.15 Saracens - Clermont Auvergne Allianz Park ECC
Fri 24th Oct 2014 - 19h45 Munster - Saracens Thomand Park ECC
Sun 2nd Nov 2014 - 13:00 Saracens - Harlequins Allianz Park LV=Cup
Fri 7th Nov 2014 - TBC Ospreys - Saracens Liberty Stadium LV=Cup
Sun 9th Nov 2014 - 13:00 Saracens - DHL Western Province Allianz Park Friendly

BUY

Sat 15th Nov 2014 - 15:00 Leicester Tigers - Saracens Welford Road Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 22nd Nov 2014 - 15:00 Saracens - Northampton Saints Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 29th Nov 2014 - 15:00 Exeter Chiefs - Saracens Sandy Park Stadium Aviva Premiership
Fri 5th Dec 2014 - TBC Sale Sharks - Saracens AJ Bell Stadium ECC
Sat 13th Dec 2014 - TBC Saracens - Sale Sharks Allianz Park ECC
Sat 20th Dec 2014 - 15:00 Saracens - London Welsh Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 27th Dec 2014 - 15:00 Newcastle Falcons - Saracens Kingston Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 3rd Jan 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - London Irish Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 10th Jan 2015 - 15:00 Gloucester Rugby - Saracens Kingsholm Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 17th Jan 2015 - TBC Saracens - Munster Allianz Park ECC
Sat 24th Jan 2015 - TBC Clermont Auvergne - Saracens Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin ECC
Fri 30th Jan 2015 - TBC London Welsh - Saracens Kassam Stadium LV=Cup
Sat 31st Jan 2015 - 15:15 Saracens - Blue Bulls Allianz Park Friendly

BUY

Sat 7th Feb 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Exeter Chiefs Allianz Park LV=Cup
Sun 15th Feb 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Bath Rugby Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 21st Feb 2015 - 14:00 Sale Sharks - Saracens Salford City Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 28th Feb 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Newcastle Falcons Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sun 8th Mar 2015 - 14:00 London Wasps - Saracens Adams Park Aviva Premiership
Sat 28th Mar 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Harlequins Wembley Stadium Aviva Premiership
Sat 11th Apr 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Leicester Tigers Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

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Sat 25th Apr 2015 - 15:00 Northampton Saints - Saracens Stadium MK Aviva Premiership
Sat 9th May 2015 - 15:00 Saracens - Exeter Chiefs Allianz Park Aviva Premiership

BUY

Sat 16th May 2015 - TBC London Welsh - Saracens Kassam Stadium Aviva Premiership

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