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Match Report: Saracens 38 Wasps 19

08 Oct 2017
Match Report: Saracens 38 Wasps 19

Jamie George crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Saracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table with a bonus-point win over Wasps at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Chris Wyles and George both crossed in a quick start from the hosts against an injury-depleted Wasps.

Marty Moore did go over for Dai Young’s side in the first half but the boot of Alex Lozowski – against his old club – kept the Sarries scoreboard ticking.

And after the break the hosts’ set-piece really got to work and George was twice at the back of rolling mauls to complete a treble for himself and secure his side the four-try bonus point.

Jack Willis and Josh Bassett crossed late on for Wasps’ consolation scores but they have now lost four in a row in the league for the first time since March 2014.

Brad Barritt celebrated 200 appearances for Sarries in leading out his side on Sunday, but it was Wyles who got the game’s first score, diving onto Alex Goode’s cute grubber.

The American winger then turned provider with a quick tap to release George through the middle for their second try and Wasps appeared to have forgotten to get off the bus.

But Moore went over at the back of a rolling maul to give the visitors hope, even though the boot of Lozowski kept the European champions ticking. The fly half finishing with a personal haul of 18 points from the tee.

And after the break George twice emerged under a pile of bodies to score from rolling mauls for his own personal treble.

Wasps did claim late tries through the impressive Jack Willis – whose younger brother Tom also came on for his club debut – and Bassett but it was too little too late as Mark McCall’s Sarries side made it 18 games in a row unbeaten at home.

 

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