Saracens dominate Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park

Liam Williams scored a double for Saracens
Liam Williams scored a double for Saracens

Saracens 56-27 Glasgow, Allianz Park

Liam Williams and David Strettle scored a double as Saracens outplayed Glasgow Warriors 56-27 in the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup at Allianz Park on Saturday.

Mark McCall's side will now face Munster in the semi-final at Ricoh Arena on 20th April with Leinster taking on the winner of Racing 92 and Toulouse in the other knock-out game.

The Sarries had Owen Farrell withdrawn before kick-off after his wife went into labour and in just two minutes the visitors got their opening try with Stuart Hogg setting up Ali Price to go over the line and Adam Hastings kicked the conversion.

The Premiership side responded back four minutes later when Alex Goode's kick was grabbed by Liam Williams for the first of his two tries while Alex Lozowski slotted a conversion and a penalty to make the scoreline 10-7. The Sarries further stepped up the gears with back to back tries from David Strettle (26') and Brad Barritt (30') with the scoreline become 22-7.

Dave Rennie's side narrowed down the gap to nine points before the break with Hastings kicking two penalties in the 33rd and 38th minutes.

In what was a riveting start to the second half, Saracens had further tries from Williams (49'), Strettle (57') and Jamie George (63') while Lozowski kicked three conversions and two penalties which pretty much sealed the game for the hosts making the scoreline 49-13.

A Nick Tompkins try in the 71st minute took Sarries beyond the 50 point mark while George Horne and Matt Fagerson scored late consolation tries for the visitors as they succumbed to a 29 point defeat.


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