Saracens reach Heineken Cup Semi-finals

English club Saracens qualified for the Heineken Cup Semi-finals when they beat last year’s finalists Ulster 27-16 at Twickenham.

English Premiership pacesetters Saracens brushed aside Irish province Ulster
at Twickenham with tries from Will Fraser and Chris Ashton as well as 17 points
from England fly-half Owen Farrell.

Ruan Pienaar slotted over three penalties for Ulster, the second of which levelled
the scores at 6-6 before Saracens responded with 13 unanswered points, also
converting Iain Henderson’s late try in a losing cause.

Saracens will return to Twickenham on April 28 for their last-four clash against
the winner of Sunday’s tie between Toulon and Leicester.

More to follow.

Final Score Saracens 27 (16) Ulster 16 (6)

Scorers

Saracens
Tries: Fraser, Ashton
Cons: Farrell
Pens: Farrell 5

Ulster
Try: Henderson
Con: Pienaar
Pens: Pienaar 3

Match Officials
Referee:
Romain Poite (Fra),
Assistant ref: Leighton Hodges (Wal),
Assistant ref: Cedric Marchat (Fra),
TMO: Eric Gauzins (Fra),
Citing Commissioner: Yann Le Dore (Fra)

Teams

Saracens: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Joel Tomkins, Brad Barritt, David Strettle; Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth; Mako Vunipola, Schalk Brits, Matt Stevens, Steve Borthwick (c), Alistair Hargreaves, Kelly Brown, Will Fraser, Ernst Joubert.

Replacements: John Smit, Rhys Gill, Petrus Du Plessis, Mouritz Botha, Jackson Wray, Neil de Kock, Charlie Hodgson, Chris Wyles.

Ulster Rugby: Jared Payne; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy; Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar; Tom Court, Rory Best, John Afoa, Johann Muller (c), Dan Tuohy, Iain Henderson, Chris Henry, Nick Williams.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Ricky Lutton, Robbie Diack, Mike McComish, Paul Marshall, Stuart Olding, Tommy Bowe

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