1800 931 129

Gallagher Premiership Rugby: Saracens fight back to maintain 100% record

Defending champions Saracens maintained their 100% record to start the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season with a come-from-behind victory against Harlequins.

Down 13-9 at half-time, and then 20-12 later in the second half, Saracens had to fight-back to win the London derby 25-20 thanks to a try from England international Billy Vunipola.

Six Owen Farrell penalties helped Saracens hold on for the win but Saracens fell behind fellow unbeaten side, Exeter Chiefs, after failing to record a bonus point win.

The Chiefs also made it six wins from six with a 39-24 win over Bath. The close game saw Bath lead three times during the match but the boot of Gareth Steenson was the difference, as he kicked four conversions and two penalties.

Worcester recorded their second win of the season in record breaking fashion as they dismantled Bristol Bears 52-7.

The win was Worcester’s biggest in the history of the Gallagher Premiership as they ran over seven tries and Duncan Weir made all seven conversions in the rout.

In a bottom of the table clash, Sale earned their second victory of the campaign and sent Newcastle Falcons bottom with a 20-7 win.

Falcons were down to 13 men at one point after Logovi’i Mulipola and Michael Young were both sin-binned which allowed Sale to bag two tries.

A crowd of more than 40,000 saw Leicester take the spoils against Northampton. In an emotional contest, Australia centre Rob Horne led the teams out after suffering severe nerve damage and paralysis in his right arm in this fixture in April.

Unfortunately, Northampton couldn’t secure the win for Horne as Ben Youngs and Jordan Olowofela both scored tries for Leicester and George Ford’s boot provided a pair of conversions and three penalties.

Gloucester cruised to a 35-21 win over Wasps thanks to a brace from Charlie Sharples. The bonus point win, Gloucester’s third of the season, leaves the side fourth in the table and a point behind Wasps.

Back to top