Saracens trounce Cardiff Blues 51-25 to maintain winning streak

Sean Maitland scored two tries for Saracens
Sean Maitland scored two tries for Saracens
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Saracens 51-25 Cardiff Blues, Allianz Park
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Saracens continued their fine form in the Heineken Champions Cup as they went on to beat Cardiff Blues 51-25 at Allianz Park on Sunday.

This is Saracens' third win from as many games as they occupy the pole position in Pool 3 with the Blues at third position.

The Sarries got off to a terrific start with a combination of Brad Barritt and Alex Lozowski sent scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth over the line that was converted by Owen Farrell.

In a span of the 13 minutes the visitors had the Premiership champions under pressure with Blaine Scully and Matthew Morgan scoring tries in the 11th and 19th minutes respectively while Gareth Anscombe kicked a conversion and a penalty apiece.

As Farrell and Anscombe traded penalties in the next few minutes, the Saracens fly-half kicked another three-pointer at the stroke of half-time to end the first half with a 13-18 scoreline. The second half was total domination from Mark McCall's men with Ben Earl providing impact straightaway on his introduction as he scored two tries in a span of three minutes.

The Saracens' momentum was boosted when the visitors lost Olly Robinson to sin-bin in the 57th minute following which the home side scored further tries from Sean Maitland (57' and 59'), Ben Spencer (69') and Christian Judge (71'). Robinson came from the bin to score a consolation try but it was Saracens who went on to complete a 51-25 win.

 

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