Saracens bring their Anglo-Welsh campaign back on track with 40-21 win over Dragons

Saracens registered their first win in this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup
Saracens registered their first win in this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup
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Saracens 40 - 21 Dragons, Allianz Park

Saracens managed to return back to winning ways after they went on beat Dragons 40-21 in their Anglo-Welsh Cup encounter at Allianz Park on Saturday.

This is Saracens' first win of the season in the tournament as they continue to remain at third in Pool 3 while Dragons languish at the bottom of Pool 4.

Fly-half Max Malins got Saracens off the mark with a second-minute penalty goal that remained the only points in the first quarter from either side.

Dragons finally managed to break the shackles when captain Harrison Keddie piled over from a yard out in the 21st minute that was converted by Zane Kirchner.

The floodgates opened in the final 10 minutes before the break as Mark Flanagan collected an offload to go past the line in the 31st minute and soon Nick Tompkins (33') and Rotimi Segun (40') also scored tries as Saracens completed the first half with a 20-7 lead.

Saracens claimed the bonus point in just one minute after the restart as Matt Gallagher went past the line while Malins kicked a conversion and a penalty goal to make it 30-7.

The visitors tried to come back into the game with a 59th minute try from Liam Belcher but Saracens took total control with back to back tries from Sean Reffell and Tom Whiteley in the 69th and 72nd minutes respectively.

Dragons came close to attain the bonus point with an 80th minute try from Lloyd Fairbrother though fell short but Saracens will be relieved to break their losing streak with a 19 point victory.

 

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