Worcester Warriors stun Saracens 31-29 at Sixways

Duncan Weir was the hero for Worcester Warriors
Duncan Weir was the hero for Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors 31-29 Saracens, Sixways Stadium

Duncan Weir kicked the decisive penalty goal in the added minutes as Worcester Warriors stunned Saracens 31-29 in the final round of the Gallagher Premiership at Sixways Stadium on Saturday.

This is Warriors' ninth win from 22 games as they end the season on 10th place while Saracens finish at second with 78 points and will face Gloucester in the play-off.

Saracens survived an early onslaught from the Warriors and also managed to score the first points in the game through a penalty goal from Tom Whiteley.

It was a matter of time before the opening try came with Michael Fatialofa crossing over in the 10th minute and Weir followed with the conversion but Whiteley with his second penalty goal brought the gap down to one point.

Saracens suffered a setback when David Strettle was sin-binned in the 26th minute for a deliberate knock-on but despite that Nick Tompkins dotted down in the 32nd minute. His effort was cancelled by Chris Pennell at the stroke of half-time with both the teams heading into the break with a 14-16 scoreline.

Whiteley with another penalty goal in the 50th minute stretched Saracens' lead to five points following which Ted Hill and Marcello Bosch traded tries.

Whiteley with his fifth penalty goal made the scoreline 21-29 but their momentum got hampered with Ben Earl yellow carded in the 76th minute and Josh Adams made full use of the numerical advantage when he crossed over following which Weir kicked a conversion and a penalty goal to complete a thrilling two point win for the hosts.

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