Sarries gear up for Blues
Saracens will enter their Champions Cup final against Leinster buoyed by a 38-7 drubbing of Premiership title rivals Exeter at Allianz Park.
Although the league's top two teams rested the vast majority of their stars for a fixture that served as a likely dress rehearsal for the climax to the season at Twickenham on June 1, it was still an impressive victory.
And the five-try try rout has also offered hope that Saracens could yet finish top of the table at Exeter's expense, with one round remaining in what would be a morale-boosting victory given both sides are already assured of home semi-finals.
European champions Leinster await in Newcastle on Saturday as Mark McCall's men chase a double that was given renewed impetus in changeable weather conditions that included sunshine, hail, strong winds and driving rain.
A tense first-half gave way to a glut of tries, with two in three minutes shortly after the interval placing Saracens in full command - Alex Lewington and Nick Tompkins crossing.
Lewington dotted down again, while Dominic Morris also registered a brace.