Leicester Tigers 10-24 Saracens, Welford Road
Defending champions Saracens registered their first win in the ongoing season of the Gallagher Premiership as they went on to beat Leicester Tigers 10-24 at Welford Road on Sunday.
The win has taken Saracens to the fifth position in the table while Leicester Tigers are languishing at the bottom after two successive defeats.
Noel Reid got Leicester Tigers off the mark with an eighth-minute penalty goal but Saracens responded back with a try from Nick Tompkins that was improved by Alex Lozowski.
The Saracens centre also kicked another penalty goal at the stroke of half time as the teams went into the break with a 3-10 scoreline.
The third quarter saw Ben Earl and Adam Thompstone trade tries as the gap between the teams remained seven before Earl's second try in the 76th minute ensured the visitors completed a 14 point win.
"I felt I was lucky on both my tries but I was pleased to get them," said Ben Earl.
"There was some room for improvement, especially at the end, but we knew we bring the right mentality to the game.
"When Adam Thompstone got the try for them, we just wanted to keep doing what we're doing. It took the wind out of our sails but we didn't stop what we were doing
"It's always an opportunity playing for Saracens and we spoke about the players being away at the World Cup at start of the season and hopefully doing the boys proud."
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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