Saracens edge out Ospreys 15-22 despite Carre's red-card

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall

Ospreys 15-22 Saracens, Liberty Stadium

Saracens overcame a red-card from Rhys Care as they kept their Champions Cup hope alive with a 15-22 win over Ospreys at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

This is Saracens' third win from five games as they moved to the second place in Pool 4 while Ospreys are at the bottom of the table after losing all their five games.

Manu Vunipola's penalty goal got Saracens after the mark but a minute later they took a blow with Care sent-off for a dangerous tackle and Luke Price.

As Price and Vunipola traded penalties the teams finished the first quarter with a 3-6 scoreline before the Saracens fly-half kicked back to back three-pointers making it 3-12.

Errors troubled Saracens as Calum Clark was sin-binned in the 34th minute for a infringement at ruck and Ospreys this time made use of the two-player advantage with Dan Evans crossing over and Price's conversion reduced the gap to just two points.

Evans with his second at the start of the second half put Ospreys into the lead but Alex Lewington's try followed by Vunipola's conversion and a penalty goal ensured a seven point win for Mark McCall's men.


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