Aug 03, 2013
Saracens book their place in 7s finals
Saracens head to Bath next Friday after progressing into the final round of the JP Morgan Sevens.
Saracens kicked off proceedings in Group C of the JP Morgan Asset Management 7s with a professional 24-12 victory over a plucky London Irish team. Tries from Jack Wilson, Nils Mordt, Ben Ransom and Tim Streather secured a winning bonus point in a game where Saracens scored some brilliant tries.
In the second game of Saracens JP Morgan 7s, Saracens beat London Wasps in a game that saw England winger Chris Ashton in the thick of the action.
Ashton scored the game’s first try sneaking over in the left hand corner after Luke Baldwin and Scott Spurling combined to provide Ashton with routine chance whch he finished with aplomb.
London Wasps hit back to make the game 7-5, and seconds before they nearly went into the break with the lead but we're denied by Ashton’s try saving tackle and turnover. In the final seconds off the half, Ashton was again stamping his authority onto proceddings, as he burst past Wasps' Tom Varndell only to be hauled down by the covering Wasps rear-guard.
In the second seven minutes, they were scores for Michael Tagicakibau on his first outing for the club after his return from Bristol, and Ransom, who scored a well taken try.
Wasps replied late on, but it was Saracens who won, with the score 21-17.
In the third and final game of the evening Saracens faced Harlequins, with the winner of this contest being crowned as Group C winners. Both sides had already qualified for next week’s finals in Bath at the start of the game.
Both sides produced some scintillating rugby to entertain the large crowd, and in a tight contest Harlequins just edged it with a fortuitous intercept try late on into the game to win the game 24-21.
Despite the disappointment of failing to top the Group C table, Saracens can be pleased with a strong team performance as they look to The Rec next Friday.