Sarries catch Tiger napping with brilliant set-piece move
By Rugby Onslaught

Sarries catch Tiger napping with brilliant set-piece move

Saracens sent quite a message to Gallagher Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers and the rest of the league today with an epic 34-27 win.

The three-time European champions scored five tries to pick up maximum points, with perhaps the pick of the bunch being a brilliant first half try from a scrum. A wonderful pull back pass from man of the match Nick Tompkins to Alex Goode enabled the fly-half to put Elliot Daly in space, who in turn passed to Alex Lewington who scored.

Such was the speed and slickness of this move that blindside winger Kini Murimurivalu was not able to get across in time. So much so his desperate dive across once Lewington had scored actually resulted in the Fijian being given a yellow card, and Saracens subsequently being handed a penalty at the halfway line immediately after, which they converted.

The Tigers did mount a comeback though, but a late try from Tom Woolstencroft, his second of the match, secured the win for the hosts, which meant they climbed to second in the league, leapfrogging champions Harlequins.

Saracens travel to take on Newcastle Falcons next weekend, while Leicester take on fellow top six rivals London Irish.

Saracens XV
1 Mako Vunipola (c)
2 Tom Woolstencroft
3 Vincent Koch
4 Callum Hunter-Hill
5 Tim Swinson
6 Andy Christie
7 Jackson Wray
8 Billy Vunipola
9 Aled Davies
10 Alex Goode
11 Alex Lewington
12 Nick Tompkins
13 Alex Lozowski
14 Sean Maitland
15 Elliot Daly

16 Ethan Lewis
17 Richard Barrington
18 Sam Wainwright
19 Theo McFarland
20 Ben Earl
21 Ruben de Haas
22 Duncan Taylor
23 Rotimi Segun

Leicester XV
15 Freddie Burns [91]
14 Harry Potter [31]
13 Matías Moroni [24]
12 Matt Scott [41]
11 Kini Murimurivalu [32]
10 George Ford (c) [118]
9 Jack van Poortvliet (vc) [39]
1 James Whitcombe [16]
2 Nic Dolly [17]
3 Joe Heyes [90]
4 Eli Snyman [13]
5 Calum Green [80]
6 Ollie Chessum [22]
7 Tommy Reffell [67]
8 George Martin [33]

16 Charlie Clare [42]
17 Francois van Wyk [11]
18 Nephi Leatigaga [59]
19 Olly Robinson [2]
20 Jasper Wiese [33]
21 Richard Wigglesworth [29]
22 Guy Porter [35]
23 Nemani Nadolo [28]