Saracens 50-27 Bath Rugby, Allianz Park
Liam Williams starred with a hat-trick as Saracens extended their domination in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season with a 50-27 win over Bath Rugby at Allianz Park on Saturday.
This is fifth bonus point win for Saracens in five games as they consolidated their first position with 25 points while Bath are at sixth place with 13 points.
The visitors took three minutes to get off the mark when Rhys Priestland kicked a third minute penalty goal but Saracens went on to claim the bonus point inside the first half with tries from Williams (12'), Alex Goode (15'), Jamie George (30') and Nick Tompkins (38'). Owen Farrell also kicked three conversions as the home side raced to 26 points before the break.
Todd Blackadder's men did not relent under pressure as tries from Chris Cook and Tom Homer followed by conversions from Priestland ensured they trailed by just six points heading into the second half.
Homer with his second in the 61st minute scored the only try for Bath in the second half but a relentless attack from the Sarries saw them amass four more tries with Williams (42' and 53'), Sean Maitland (67') and Christopher Tolofua (78') scoring further tries to complete a 50-27 victory.
"It says a lot about his hunger to play at the highest level. He still wants to play for England, and he works incredibly hard for it," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.
"He works harder than people think. A lot of people think it's natural ability but he's worked hard to be quicker, to get his body in better shape and you could see that against Bath."
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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