Saracens end Exeter's winning streak with 40-17 victory

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

Saracens 40 - 17 Exeter Chiefs, Allianz Park

Saracens brought an end to a seven-game winning streak of Exeter Chiefs as they went on to register a 40-17 win at Allianz Park on Sunday.

The teams had a relatively different matchday squad heading into the game with the priority on European Champions Cup play-off. Despite the setback, Exeter have already booked a berth in the play-off while Saracens continue to remain at bottom and will face automatic relegation at the end of the ongoing season.

Saracens made a brisk start to the game when Rotmi Segum crashed in the corner following a pass from Manu Vunipola but Exeter responded back strong with Facundo Cordero going over the line following quick work from Phil Dollman.

Sarries finished the first half strong with Vunipola kicking the first penalty of the game in the 36th minute and shortly Dominic Morris dotted down as the first half finished with a 15-5 scoreline.

Vunipola with another three pointer early in the second half extended the home side's lead to 13 points which came down to eight points after Will Witty's try in the 46th minute.

Vunipola who kicked his third penalty kick also made a cross field kick which Elliot Obatoyinbo grabbed and crossed the whitewash with further tries from Janco Venter (62') and Cameron Boon (76') taking their tally to 40 points before Dave Dennis scored a consolation try for Exeter in the closing stage.

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