|Saracens (19) 35|
|Tries: Christie, Maitland, Riccioni, Lewington, Tompkins Cons: Farrell 2 Pens: Farrell 2|
|Exeter Chiefs (3) 3|
Saracens took their lead on the prime of the Premiership again to 10 factors with a dominant win over rivals Exeter.
Andy Christie’s close-range strive opened the scoring for the hosts after 10 minutes earlier than Exeter’s Joe Simmonds decreased the deficit with a penalty.
However Sarries hit again effectively by Sean Maitland, and Marco Riccioni’s rating on the stroke of half-time made it 19-3.
Alex Lewington added the bonus level after 71 minutes and Nick Tompkins went over from a driving line-out late on.
The win sees Saracens head into 2023 prime of the league with just one defeat of their opening eleven Premiership matches, whereas the Chiefs stay in sixth and have now misplaced 4 of their final six league video games.
Sarries responded effectively to their first defeat of the league season towards London Irish on 23 December and went into the sport with their lead on the prime minimize to 5 factors when spectacular Sale thrashed Leicester Tigers. on Friday.
Mark McCall’s males loved loads of early strain and took the lead by an creative set play which noticed Mako Vunipola take a tap-penalty 5 metres out earlier than passing to Christie who broke by Chiefs tacklers to cross the whitewash.
After the hosts misplaced Elliot Daly to a head harm, with the England man changed by Alex Lozowski, the Chiefs hit again to cut back the deficit to 7-3 after 21 minutes by Simmonds’ penalty.
Nonetheless their pleasure didn’t final lengthy as Sarries went straight again onto the entrance foot and Maitland nearly acquired downward strain on Farrell’s grubber kick to register his thirty second Premiership strive.
The hosts scored their third of the afternoon because the clock ticked into the pink on the finish of the primary half, with an expertly-worked five-metre line-out which noticed Maro Itoje declare the catch and swiftly transfer the ball on to Riccioni to energy over, with Farrell including the extras to make it 19-3 on the break.
England captain Farrell added two penalties within the opening 10 minutes of the second half to stretch the result in 22 factors earlier than Ben Earl was launched for his one hundredth membership look.
Saracens remained firmly in management all through the second half and eventually grabbed their bonus level strive within the 71st minute when Farrell spun a wonderful move behind his again out large to substitute winger Lewington to slip over the road.
Wales worldwide Tompkins then crossed within the last minute from an attacking line-out on a day to neglect for a well-beaten Exeter who have been second greatest all through.
Saracens: Goode, Malins, Daly, Tompkins, Maitland, Farrell, van Zyl, M Vunipola, George, Riccioni, Itoje, Isiekwe, Christie, Wray, B Vunipola
Replacements: Pifeleti, Mawi, Bello, Tizard, Earl, Davies, Lozowski, Lewington
Exeter Chiefs: Hodge, Nowell, Slade, Kata, Woodburn, Simmonds, Maunder, Sio, Yeandle, Williams, van Heerden, Grey, Grondona, Tshiunza, Fisilau
Replacements: Frost, Iosefa-Scott, Schickerling, Dunne, Pearson, Cairns, Hendrickson, O’Loughlin
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.
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