Sarries beat Newcastle to qualify for LV Cup Semis

Premiership leaders Saracens brushed aside Newcastle Falcons 41-8 in their Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at Allianz Park on Sunday afternoon.

The match was held a day after Saracens beat a touring South African Sharks team 23-15 as part of the visitors warm up for the Super Rugby season.

The result means that Saracens have joined Bath in qualifying for the
Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals with a round to play.

Saracens led 15-8 at the interval thanks to five penalties from scrum-half Ben
Spencer while Newcastle wing Tom Catterick scored the only try of the first
half.

But it was one-way traffic after the break.

Two tries from number eight Jackson Wray early in the second-half gave the
hosts a comfortable lead before full-back Ben Ransom and replacement lock Tom
Jubb (on his birthday) scored a try each in the last quarter to secure the bonus-point
win and top spot in Pool 1.

Final Score Saracens 41 (15) Newcastle Falcons 8 (8)

Scorers

Saracens
Tries – Wray (2), Ransom, Jubb
Pen -Spencer (5)
Con – Spencer (3)
Drop –

Newcastle Falcons
Tries – Catterick
Pen – Hodgson
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee:
Greg Macdonald (England)
Assistant referees: Brian Ravenhill (England), Kelvin Stewart (England)
Timekeeper: John Burtenshaw (England)
Assessor: Brian Campsall (England), Clive Leeke (England)

Teams

Saracens: 15, Ben Ransom, 14 Jack Wilson, 13 Tim Streather, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Nils Mordt (c), 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Jackson Wray, 7 Matt Hankin, 6 Nick de Jaeger, 5 Eoin Sheriff, 4 Hayden Smith, 3 James Johnston, 2 Jared Saunders, 1 Rhys Gill

Replacements: 16 Scott Spurling, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 Tom Jubb, 20 Maro Itoje, 21 Duncan Taylor, 22 Sam Stanley, 23 Charlie Kingsman

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Tom Catterick, 13 Danny Barnes, 12 Alex Crockett, 11 Zach Kibirige, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Chris Pilgrim, 8 Chris York (c), 7 Dan Temm, 6 Ben Morris, 5 Glen Young, 4 Sean Tomes, 3 Oliver Tomaszczyk, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Franck Montanella

Replacements: 16 David Nelson, 17 Gary Strain, 18 Grant Shiells, 19 Will Witty, 20 Ollie Hodgson, 21 Andy Davies, 22 Rory Clegg, 23 Tom Penny

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