Thursday 22 August 2019

Powerful Sarries rout Warriors to set up semi-final rematch

Owen Farrell. Photo: Getty
Owen Farrell. Photo: Getty

John O'Sullivan

Munster will renew acquaintances with Saracens in the Champions Cup semi-final in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Saturday, April 20.

Saracens powered their way to the semi-finals with a resounding 56-27 victory at home to Glasgow Warriors last Saturday.

Mark McCall's men were extremely impressive throughout, scoring seven tries and making light work of a Glasgow side that are ahead of Munster in the PRO14 Conference A table. Saracens' performance was even more impressive considering they lined out without talismanic linchpin, Owen Farrell.

An early try from Ali Price gave Glasgow an unexpected lead, but Sarries soon showed their class with first-half tries from Liam Williams, Brad Barritt and David Strettle. Glasgow scored two second-half tries, but they were mere consolation as a powerful Saracens added on further tries in the second half from Williams, Strettle, Jamie George and Nick Tompkins.

Sitting second behind Exeter in the English Premiership table, Saracens will be looking to replicate their successes of 2015/'16 and complete a domestic and European double.

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