Wasps 14-31 Saracens, Ricoh Arena
Saracens came up with a dominant first half performance as they brushed aside Wasps with a 14-31 win in their Gallagher Premiership face-off at Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
Sarries now have 72 points and one more win will seal them a home play-off while Wasps are at seventh in the table with four points separating them from fourth placed Northampton.
The visitors opened their account in the fourth minute when a pass from Joe Simpson was made use by Ben Spencer as he touched down and Owen Farrell followed it with a conversion and a penalty goal to make it 0-10.
Just as Wasps were aiming to fight back through Marcus Watson, Alex Goode broke their momentum as he helped Liam Williams over the line in the 21st minute to stretch their lead to 15 points.
Wasps fought back through a converted try from Lima Sopoaga in the 24th minute but the Sarries were in full control of the game with a try from Will Skelton in the 33rd minute. Farrell also kicked two penalties and a conversion as the teams went into the break with a 7-28 scoreline.
Another offside infringement from Wasps allowed Farrell to kick another penalty goal to make it 7-31 but seven minutes later they lost replacement Nick Isiekwe to sin-bin and Nathan Hughes muscled his way over in the 69th minute. However, Saracens ensured they completed a 17 point win.
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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