Sarries hammer Viadana

Saracens made it six home Heineken Cup wins on the trot and thumped Viadana at Vicarage Road.


The match was memorable for the scoreline and because All Black lock Chris Jack and South African full-back Brent Russell both made debuts.

The stars of the show were Richard Haughton and Glen Jackson.

Haughton scored a hat-trick and Jackson scored 25 points. Had he slotted a drop goal it would have been a full house.

Viadana’s sole points coming from Calvin Howarth.

After the match Saracens coach Alan Gaffney told the BBC how happy he was with new signing Chris Jack, “I thought Chris Jack was outstanding. Chris is very good on the ball, good in the air and just an excellent line-out jumper.

“We’ve got to raise our pace, because he’s so good across the ground – and we’re probably not good enough at the present time to help him.

“We need to improve and make sure we get the best out of him. His fitness is fine, he hasn’t played a lot of rugby lately but he just kept going.” he added.

Final Score Saracens 71 Viadana 7

Saracens (36) 71
Tries: Matadigo, Haughton 3, Hill, Ratuvou 2, Johnson, Jackson, penalty
Pen: Jackson
Cons: Jackson 9

Viadana (0) 7
Try: Howarth
Con: Howarth

Brent Russell, Richard Haughton, Kevin Sorrell, Andy Farrell, Kameli Ratuvou, Glen Jackson, Neil de Kock (capt), Nick Lloyd, Fabio Ongaro, Cobus Visagie, Chris Jack, Hugh Vyvyan, Sakiusa Matadigo, Richard Hill, Ben Skirving

Replacements: Andy Kyriacou, Census Johnston, Iain Fullarton, David Seymour, Alan Dickens, Adam Powell, Edd Thrower


Garry Law, Roberto Mariani, Samuele Pace, Matthew Harvey, Andrea Accorsi, Calvin Howarth, Steven Bortolussi, Plinio Sciamanna, Andrea Moretti (capt), Ignacio Rouyet, Cristian Bezzi, Dion Waller, Sam Harding Lance Persico, Mario Vella

Replacements: Roberto Santamaria, Jaco Erasmus, Mattia Cagna, Andrea Benatti, Corrado Pilat, Craig McGrath, Claudio Spadaro.   

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