Saracens 29-6 Wasps, Allianz Park
Saracens have reclaimed their top position in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership as they defeated Wasps 29-6 at Allianz Park.
This is their ninth win from as many games as they stretch their tally to 42 points while Wasps are at fourth with 24 points. Saracens had an injury setback when Liam Williams was withdrawn just before the kick-off.
The first half was a battle of kicking contest with Alex Lozowski kicking three penalties while Wasps skipper Elliot Daly slotted a 56 metre kick as the teams had a 9-3 scoreline heading into the break.
Daly with another long-range penalty kick in the 49th minute reduced the gap to three points but in a span of five minutes the Sarries stepped up the difference. Jamie George, who scored a hat-trick when the two teams met last season crossed over while Lozowski kicked a conversion and a penalty on either side to stretch their lead to 13 points.
Any chance of a comeback from Wasps was put off when Daly's pass was intercepted by replacement Nick Isiekwe to go over the line in the 71st minute while Lozowski, who had a productive game with 19 points kicked the extras to complete a 29-6 victory for Mark McCall's men.
"I am surprised because of how good the other teams are. It is obviously very pleasing to have the number of points that we've got," Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.
"Wasps defended superbly in the first half and we didn't quite get the ball we wanted in the final third.
"At half-time we challenged ourselves to be persistent and wear them down and I am really pleased with how we played.
"It has been a really encouraging last three weeks for us and we have used almost everybody in the squad."
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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