Saracens bounce back in Champions Cup with 44-3 victory over Ospreys

Elliot Daly made his Saracens debut
Elliot Daly made his Saracens debut
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Saracens 44-3 Ospreys, Allianz Park
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Saracens returned back to winning ways as they trounced Ospreys 44-3 in their Heineken Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park on Saturday.

As a result, Saracens are at third place in Pool 4 with five points while Ospreys are at the bottom after losing both their opening games. The result will provide relief to Mark McCall's men, who had tough last few weeks after they were punished for salary cap breach offence in the Premiership.

Elliot Daly making his debut for Saracens got them off the mark with a 13th-minute penalty kick that was followed by another three-pointer by Manu Vunipola in the 17th minute.

The home side further increased their lead after hooker Jack Singleton dived over the line in the 21st minute at the back of a driving maul making the scoreline 11-0.

Ospreys finally managed a breakthrough with a 29th-minute penalty goal but that remained their only points in the game. The Sarries though made a strong finish to the first half with back to back tries from Rotimi Segun and Alex Lewington in the 32nd and 37th minutes respectively taking the scoreline to 23-3.

Saracens extended their momentum after the break with Segun's second in the 47th minute that helped them claim the bonus point making it 30-3. The problems compounded further for the Welsh regional side as Saracens were awarded a penalty try in the 62nd minute followed by a touchdown from Richard Barrington in the 66th minute ensuring a 41 point victory.

 

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