Sunday 17 November 2019

McCall's Saracens get back on track

The highlight of the game was a brace of tries from impressive flanker Ben Earl, while Nick Tompkins also crossed against Tigers, for whom ex-Leinster back Noel Reid was on kicking duty (stock photo)
The highlight of the game was a brace of tries from impressive flanker Ben Earl, while Nick Tompkins also crossed against Tigers, for whom ex-Leinster back Noel Reid was on kicking duty (stock photo)

Declan Rooney

There may have been a shock defeat for Saracens in Round 1 of the Gallagher Premiership, but the champions got back to winning ways last weekend with a comprehensive 24-10 away win against Leicester Tigers.

The highlight of the game was a brace of tries from impressive flanker Ben Earl, while Nick Tompkins also crossed against Tigers, for whom ex-Leinster back Noel Reid was on kicking duty.

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Sarries will hope to be celebrating their team-mates' victory for England over South Africa in the World Cup final by the time they kick-off against London Irish at 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

Munster supporters got a close look at their first opponent in the Heineken Cup, Ospreys, last weekend, and their pool rivals host Connacht tomorrow evening, as they go in search of a second win from their first five games of the season.

The Top14 league is in the middle of a two-week break, which has left Munster's Pool 4 opponents Racing 92 stewing in the relegation zone, following their fifth loss of the season last time out.

Donnacha Ryan is very much first choice lock for Racing 92 this year and has started seven of their eight games, while Simon Zebo has yet to score a try in his four starts and two replacement appearances.

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