Saracens reclaim top position with 33-10 win over Leicester Tigers

Ben Spencer scored a try for Saracens
Ben Spencer scored a try for Saracens

Saracens 33-10 Leicester Tigers, Allianz Park

Saracens have reclaimed the top position in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season after they sealed a 33-10 bonus point win over Leicester Tigers in round 13 at Allianz Park o Saturday.

Saracens and Exeter Chiefs now have 52 points from 13 games with the Allianz Park outfit holing the pole position with 11 wins while Leicester Tigers at ninth with 29 points.

Fly-half Matt Toomua kick-started the proceedings with a 11th minute penalty goal but Saracens responded back when Matt Gallagher found Nick Isiekwe, who in turn offloaded to scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth for the opening try a minute later.

Having spent most of the time in keeping the defending champions out, Leicester Tigers finally managed to push back when winger Jonah Holmes made most out of the dummy kick from George Worth for the side's first try in the 40th minute. Toomua also kicked the extras as the teams went into the break with a 5-10 lead.

The second half started with Toomua missing a penalty kick but Alex Lozowski slotted back to back penalties to take a 11-10 lead for Saracens. Mark McCall's men stepped up the accelerator with Tom Woolstencroft rumbling across in the 66th minute while further tries from Ben Spencer (77') and David Strettle (79') helping Saracens complete a bonus point victory as the Tigers failed to add any point after the break.

Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the 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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