Saracens began their first preseason fixture in some style beating Durban’s College Rovers at the John Smit Rugby Field in LIV Village.
On what was a cloudy and breezy afternoon Saracens ran in eleven tries as they overpowered the Rovers 75-0, with Saracens hooker Jamie George scoring a hat trick of tries for the ‘Men in Black’.
George opened the scoring after 7 minutes then repeated the feat on the 20 minute mark.
Full-back Ben Ransom scored in between George’s first half brace in the 16th minute with winger Jack Wilson scoring just before the halftime whistle in the 39th minute – Hodgson converted all the scores to give Saracens 28-0 led at the break.
There was no rest bite for the Rovers as Saracens ran in a further seven tries in the second 40. George completed his hat-trick in the 45th minute, and scores from Michael Tagicakibau (56’ & 69’), a second for Jack Wilson (59’), Richard Barrington (61’), Ben Ransom (67’) with Saracens final score coming in the 80th minute.
Final Score: Saracens 75 – College Rovers 0