Saracens 25-17 Worcester Warriors, Allianz Park
Saracens managed to return back to winning ways after they came from behind and completed a 25-17 victory over Worcester Warriors in their Gallagher Premiership clash at Allianz Park on Saturday.
The victory comes a week after Mark McCall's side lost their first game of the season to Exeter Chiefs but now have consolidated their second position as they narrowed down the gap with the table leaders to just one point while Worcester are at 11th place.
The visitors got off to a terrific start applying pressure on the defending champions straightaway with Francois Hougaard setting up Duncan Weir for a converted try in the fourth minute.
The Warriors gathered the momentum when Perry Humphreys breached the gap and eventually set the tone for Ben Te'o's try in the 12th minute and Weir's conversion made the scoreline 0-14.
Owen Farrell finally managed to get the home side off the mark with a 22nd minute penalty goal following which Will Skelton's try was disallowed as he lost control of the ball. As the half-time was approaching Weir and Farrell traded penalties as the teams headed into the break with a 11-17 scoreline.
Mark McCall's men showed better intent in the second half with Calum Clark diving over the line in the 53rd minute and a conversion from Farrell gave the Sarries the lead for the first time in the game.
With all the three results possible, David Strettle calmed the nerves for the Saracens with a 67th minute try that was improved by Farrell to complete a 25-17 victory for Saracens.
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher 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.
The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?
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