Eight-try Saracens trounce Bath with 53-10 triumph

Saracens' Alex Goode scored a try of the season contender against Bath
Saracens' Alex Goode scored a try of the season contender against Bath
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Saracens 53-10 Bath Rugby, Allianz Park
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Saracens came with a scintillating performance in the second half as they thrashed Bath by 53-10 in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Jamie George and Alex Goode crossed over for Saracens in the first 15 minutes as they took early advantage in the game with Owen Farrell managing a conversion as well.

The battle of England internationals continued as wing Anthony Watson replied back with a try in the 25th minute and George Ford adding a penalty and a conversion on either side as the gap came down to two points.

Wing Sean Maitland provided some advantage with his 40th minute touchdown and Saracens went into half-time with a seven point lead.

The second half was completely dominated by the defending champions as Schalk Brits (59'), Brad Barritt (62'), Chris Ashton (70' and 75') and Billy Vunipola (73') scored the tries while Farrell added four conversions and a penalty as compared to Bath, who failed to add a point.

The 43 point win has helped Saracens remain in contention for a home play off with 63 points and they are behind the second placed Exeter Chiefs by one point.

Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Aviva Premiership.

12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.

Saracens are the 2016 champions, can anyone take their crown?

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