Mar 04, 2015
LV=Cup Semi Final - 10 days to go
With Saracens' home LV=Cup semi final against Northampton Saints now only ten days away, we take a look at how Saracens have reached the final four of the competition for the third successive season.
Under the stewardship of Skills Coach Joe Shaw, and with young bolter Maro Itoje skippering the side throughout the tournament, Saracens have won all four of their games in the 2014/15 campaign.
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Here we look at the LV=Cup season so far….
Wilson wings in to win it
Kiwi wing Jack Wilson ran in a crucial second half try as Saracens kicked off their LV=Cup campaign with a win over local rivals, Harlequins. In front of a 7,012 strong crowd in north London Joe Shaw’s young side ran in three tries in an entertaining London derby.
Duncan Taylor crossed for the games first try after charge-down of Louis Grimoldby’s clearance, with Mike Ellery scoring his first try for the club on his senior Saracens debut before half-time. Jack Wilson added a score in the second half as Saracens saw out the contest.
Spencer boots Saracens to win in Wales
Saracens beat Ospreys Rugby 9-21 at rain affected Gnoll this evening in round two of the LV=Cup.
Ben Spencer was the star of the show. The silky Saracens half-back kicked all his sides 21 points, with seven penalties in monsoon conditions.
With Saracens having two fixtures over the weekend (Saracens beat Western Province 48 later at Allianz Park), Joe Shaw used the round two LV=Cup fixture as an opportunity to blood some of Saracens’ Academy players against the Ospreys, who were heading back to their spiritual home of The Gnoll for the first time in nine years.
Threadbare Sarries stun full-strength Welsh
Ben Spencer scored 15 points in Saracens 15-20 win away to London Welsh in the LV=Cup in superb victory for Joe Shaw’s side.
An extremely youthful Saracens team edged a London Welsh side packed full of first team regulars that included former England centre’s Olly Barkley and Tom May amongst their starting XV.
Ben Spencer crossed for a first half try, with hooker Jared Saunders dotting down his sides other try as the north Londoner’s stay top of Pool 1 of the LV=Cup.
De Jager bombs the Chiefs
Saracens booked a home LV=Cup semi-final against Northampton Saints after an impressive five try win over Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park.
In the do-or-die fixture, Joe Shaw’s side entertained the 6,124 crowd present at Allianz Park with some fine running rugby as scrum half Ben Spencer orchestrated things expertly behind a strong pack performance in which loose forward Nick de Jager was particularly impressive.
Try scorers for Saracens were Tim Streather, Nick De Jager (x2), Romanian wing Catalin Fercu and Matt Hankin. Ben Spencer added ten points from the kicking tee.