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Saracens get off to a flyer with Tigers LV Cup win


Leicester Tiger Rob Andrew is tackled by the Saracens defence

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Article Published: Friday 9 November 2012


Saracens started their Anglo Welsh LV Cup campaign with a four try 38-21 smashing of Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers at Goldington Road.

Saracens made an explosive start in front of the 3,168 strong crowd and managed to keep Leicester scoreless until half time.

Sarries had raced into a 30-0 lead thanks to tries from hooker Jamie George, centre Duncan Taylor and winger Joe Maddock.

Tigers rallied in the second half however and tries from Joe Cain and debutant number eight Michael Noone cut the deficit.

But Sarries openside Andy Saull's try in the 64th minute meant that Harry Thacker last minute try was a mere consolation.

Final Score Saracens 38 (27) Leicester 21 (0)

Scorers

Saracens
Tries: George, Taylor, Maddock, Saull
Penalties: Mordt 4
Conversions: Mordt 3

Leicester Tigers
Tries: Cain, Noone, Thacker
Conversions: Cornwell 3

Teams

Saracens

15 Ben Ransom , 14 Joe Maddock , 13 Duncan Taylor , 12 Sam Stanley , 11 James Short , 10 Nils Mordt © , 9 Ben Spencer ,8 Jono Ross , 7 Andy Saull , 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 Alistair Hargreaves , 4 George Kruis , 3 Petrus du Plessis , 2 Jamie George , 1 Nick Auterac ,

Replacements : 16 Max Crumpton , 17 John Smit , 18 Lorenzo Romano , 19 Eoin Sheriff , 20 Matt Hankin , 21 Luke Baldwin , 22 Nick Tompkins , 23 Nathan Earle

Leicester Tigers

15 Niall Morris , 14 Henry Purdy , 13 Andy Forsyth , 12 Andrew Symons , 11 Alex Lewington , 10 Matt Cornwell (c) , 9 Micky Young , 8 Michael Noone , 7 Richard Thorpe , 6 Lucas Guillaume ,5 Joe Cain ,4 Rob Andrew ,3 Kieran Brookes , 2 Jimmy Stevens , 1 Jonny Harris.

Replacements: 16 Harry Thacker , 17 Fraser Balmain , 18 Ryan Bower , 19 George Oliver , 20 Tom Price , 21 Sam Harrison , 22 George Ford , 23 Mathew Tait

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LV= Cup Pool 1

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Saracens 2 2 0 0 46 29 0 8
Dragons 2 1 0 1 72 66 1 5
Bath Rugby
2 1 0 1 53 25 1 5
Gloucester Rugby 2 1 0 1 45 37 1 5
.

LV= Cup Pool 2

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Northampton Saints 2 2 0 0 61 30 1 9
Cardiff Blues 2 2 0 0 41 34 0 8
Sale Sharks 2 1 0 1 45 58 1 5
London Irish 2 0 0 2 38 60 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 3

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Leicester Tigers 2 2 0 0 46 29 1 9
Wasps 2 1 0 1 72 54 3 7
Newcastle Falcons 2 0 0 2 44 59 1 1
Scarlets 2 0 0 2 20 43 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 4

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 0 0 28 27 0 8
Harlequins 2 0 0 1 20 25 1 5
Ospreys 2 0 0 2 44 72 1 1
London Welsh 2 0 0 2 16 65 0 0
Note : Pool 1 plays Pool 4 and Pool 2 plays Pool 3.