Monday 19 August 2019

Saracens backs on song as Lam's Bears await tomorrow

Pat Lam
Pat Lam

Declan Rooney

Saracens continued their good form in the Gallagher Premiership last weekend but they needed a last-minute try from Alex Lozowski to seal their bonus-point victory over Newcastle.

Tomorrow Pat Lam's Bristol Bears will host Mark McCall's side in their final game ahead of their meeting with Munster in the Champions Cup semi-final next Saturday, but Saracens will be keen to claim their fourth win in a row tomorrow and hit the European clash on a high.

Currently, Sarries are second in their domestic league and trail Exeter Chiefs by nine points in the standings. They have lost just four of their 25 games so far this season, with the last of those coming against Bath on March 8.

Last weekend against Newcastle, it was the Saracens backs that again did the scoring damage. Their four tries came from players in the No 12, 13, 14 and 15 shirts.

Scottish international Sean Maitland bagged their first seven minutes from the interval, while Max Malins, Nick Tompkins and Lozowski completed the job in the second half. Owen Farrell also started for Saracens, who didn't concede a try.

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