London Irish 12-40 Saracens, Twickenham Stoop
Saracens registered their 12th victory in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season as they defeated London Irish 12-40 at Twickenham Stoop on Monday.
Mark McCall's men already facing relegation at the end of the ongoing season but they showed they are far from being finished as they dominated the encounter with a six-try performance.
Skipper Jamie George and Brad Barrington scored two tries apiece while Billy Vunipola and Brad Barritt also went over the line for the Sarries.
It took Saracens just 10 minutes to open their account with George dotting down from a five metre line out and Manu Vunipola kicked the conversion. Three minutes later Barritt followed the suit as Saracens doubled their tally.
Agustin Creevy on his debut led London Irish response with a touchdown in the in the 20th minute before Billy Vunipola scored Saracens' third making the scoreline 5-21.
Matt Williams kept the Exiles in contention as he dotted down in the 29th minute making it 12-21 but George's second in the 34th minute ensured the Sarries finished the opening half with a 14-point lead.
Any chance of an Exiles comeback was put off with a double from Barrington in the 51st and 54th minutes making it 12-40. Juan Pablo Socino thought he scored his first try for the club but was ruled out with Sean Maitland found guilty for a forward pass in the build up.
Nevertheless, Saracens, who have the second highest wins in the season behind table toppers ensured they completed a 28-point victory as a late try from Williams that was turned down because of a knock-on.
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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