Saracens - London Double Header - Last 5 Outings

Nov 24, 2015

London Double Header - Last 5 Outings

On the eve of Saturday’s London Double Header we take a look back at Saracens five previous cross-city battles at the home of English rugby.

Saracens 34 Wasps 28 Twickenham Stadium 06/09/2014

Strettle vs Wasps

Departed wing David Strettle’s last gasp try defeated Wasps in 2014

David Strettle’s dramatic last-minute try rescued victory for Saracens against Wasps at Twickenham.

Sarries looked comfortable in the first half and scored tries through Chris Ashton and Strettle. But Nathan Hughes crashed over after the break and Christian Wade, making his first start in nine months, crossed twice to turn the game around.

Strettle scored to bring Saracens to within a point and then won it with his hat-trick try at the death.

London Irish 20-42 Saracens Twickenham Stadium 07/09/2013

London Irish

Jamie George crossed for a brace of tries in 2013

Chris Ashton secured a late bonus point for Saracens as they swept aside London Irish at Twickenham Stadium.

Sarries led 21-10 at the interval, with tries at the start and end of the half by George, while Irish’s points came through a Kieran Low try and Ian Humphreys’ boot.
Vunipola’s touchdown and 11 further points from Farrell extended their lead after the break.

Saracens 40 London Irish 3 Twickenham Stadium 01/09/2012

Saracens v London Irish, Twickenham 01/09/2012

Chris Ashton crossed for debut try against London Irish in 2012

Charlie Hodgson became the first player to pass 2,000 points in the Premiership and England winger Chris Ashton scored two tries on his debut as Saracens thrashed London Irish at Twickenham.

Hodgson achieved the milestone in the 27th minute and ended with 20 points.

Sarries led 12-3 at half-time before Ashton, who was sin-binned in the first half for a late barge on Exiles fly-half Steve Shingler, twice went over.

Brad Barritt and replacement Nils Mordt also touched down for the home side.

Saracens 15 London Wasps 20 Twickenham Stadium 03/09/2011

Saracens v London Wasps - AVIVA Premiership

Charlie Hodgson debuted for Saracens at the 2011 LDH

As defending champions, Saracens became the ninth team in 11 years to suffer defeat in their season-opening match after winning the title.

Both sides exchanged early penalties before Wasps’ flying wing Christian Wade crossed for the opening try.

Wasps debutant fly-half Nick Robinson converted, adding a penalty to give them a fully-deserved half-time lead.

Charlie Hodgson added two penalties for Sarries after the break but Tom Varndell’s score sealed Wasps’ victory.

London Irish 33 Saracens 16 Twickenham Stadium 04/09/2010

London Irish v Saracens - AVIVA Premiership

Departing club legend Ernst Joubert scored a try in Saracens opening day defeat in ’09

The Exiles capitalised on the sin-binning of Alex Goode by amassing 15 points, including tries for Delon Armitage and Sailosi Tagicakibau.

Ryan Lamb, who had kicked two penalties in the first half, landed another five points to give Irish a 21-10 lead with 15 minutes to go.

Impressive tries from Ernst Joubert and Schalk Brits saw Saracens control the first half, which they finished 10-6 up, but Irish’s play after the interval was clinical.

A penalty try that earned substitute Kevin Barrett a yellow card – the fourth of the match – and a late touch down from Topsy Ojo completed the rout in the final 10 minutes.

See two Aviva Premiership Rugby games at Twickenham from just £24 as Saracens face Worcester Warriors and London Irish play Wasps at the London Double Header on 28 November. Click here for tickets.

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