Wing David Strettle hot stepped into the record books on Sunday.
Strettle’s 22-minute hat-trick, in the 47-17 win over Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park, was the fastest in Premiership history, from the start of a match.
The previous record was one minute longer and held by London Irish’s Richard Kirke, who scored his treble against West Hartlepool in 1999.
Asked about his record breaking performance Strettle was pleased with his showing against Worcester; “It’s nice to have got on the end of a few chances on Sunday, but I’d like to pay credit to what was a good team performance on the day.
“We move on to what is a huge game over at Kingsholm this weekend, it’s never an easy place to go to, so we don’t really have time to dwell on records such as this.
“Plus, I don’t get to meet Kris Akabusi and Cheryl Baker and get my Record-Breakers medal which is disappointing.”
The new top three is: 22 mins David Strettle (Saracens v Worcester, 14 Apr 2013), 23 mins Richard Kirke (Irish v West Hartlepool, 16 Jan 1999), 31 mins Fraser Waters (Wasps atSale, 10 Oct 2003).