Saracens U18 showed their killer instinct as they beat Bath Rugby U18 10-29 at Melksham RFC on Saturday.
The visitors went into an early lead after 11 minutes, with second-row Jonathan Kpoku crossing for the opening try of the afternoon. A successful conversion from Charlie Watson put Saracens in the driving seat. 0-7
Mid-way through the half, fullback Tom de Glanville reduced arrears with a penalty before Saracens hit back with a second try 90 seconds later. It was hooker Sam Crean, who crossed the whitewash to put his side in control at the interval.
Half-time – Bath Rugby U18 3-12 Saracens U18
Bath were out of the blocks quickly in the second-half, with Oran McNulty continuing his recent run of form with an early try. A conversion from de Glanville made it a two-point game with over half an hour to play at Melksham RFC. 10-12
Saracens gave themselves a little breathing space with 44 minutes on the clock, as Watson converted his own try to re-establish their seven-point advantage. It got even better for Saracens, with a score from replacement Oliver Bluck, who gave his side an unassailable lead.
There was just time for Saracens to score a fifth of the afternoon, and it was Kapeli Pifeleti who ensured an impressive victory for the London club.
Full-time – Bath Rugby 10-29 Saracens