Wasps trounce Saracens 60-10 at Ricoh Arena

Brad Shields scored two tries for Wasps
Brad Shields scored two tries for Wasps
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Wasps 60-10 Saracens, Ricoh Arena
Scorecard

Wasps came up with an eight-try performance as they dominated Saracens with a 60-10 win in the 11th round of the Gallagher Premiership at Ricoh Arena on Friday.

This is Wasps' first game since director of rugby Dai Young left the club and their fourth win from 11 games while Saracens will face automatic relegation at the end of the tournament.

Jimmy Gopperth got Wasps off the mark with a fourth minute penalty goal and nine minutes later Jack Willis touched down. Gopperth kicked the conversion to make the scoreline 10-0.

The home side strengthened their hold in the game with Nizaam Carr crossed over after good work from Jacob Umaga to take their tally to 17 points.

It was a matter of time before Wasps claimed the bonus point with Zach Kibirige going over the line two times in the 25th and 31st minutes to make the scoreline 31-0 after Gopperth was spot on with the conversions again.

Just as the half-time was approaching, Ali Crossdale helped Saracens off the mark as he dotted down in the corner but they could not capitalise on the momentum as Alex Lewington was sin-binned immediately after the break,.

Before Saracens returned to full strength, Wasps slotted two more tries from Shields and Umaga before the flanker scored his second try in the 57th minute making the scoreline 55-5.

Lewington returned from sin-bin strong with a 64th minute try but his efforts was cancelled in the 76th minute when Gabriel Oghre crossed over as Wasps completed a 60-10 win - their first at home since November.

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