In Focus: Saracens (A)

2 October 2020

Bath Rugby face Saracens at Allianz Park in the final round of the the Gallagher Premiership with a play-off place on the line. 

The Blue, Black and White were outclassed earlier in the season when the two sides last met as Saracens came away from the Rec with a 25-12 win. Having dominated possession and territory, Bath Rugby failed to convert pressure into points as the reigning Premiership and European Champions pulled away on the scoreline. 


MATCH DETAILS

Date: Sunday 04 October

Kick-off: 15:00

Competition: Gallagher Premiership, Round 22

Where: Allianz Park

Referee: Wayne Barnes 

Assistants: Craig Maxwell-Keys & Paul Dix

TMO: Luke Pearce 

Media coverage: BBC Radio Bristol, BT Sport 1 and Ultimate


CURRENT FORM

Worcester (A) – 40-27 (L)

Racing 92 (A) – 19-15 (L)

Leinster (A) – 17-25 (W)


LAST TIME OUT

Owen Farrell enjoyed a winning return for Saracens as he kicked the defending Gallagher Premiership Rugby champions to victory over Bath Rugby.

The England international finished with a 20-point haul in his first game back after his Rugby World Cup exploits in Japan as the visitors came away from The Rec with a valuable 25-12 triumph.

Bath had taken the lead three times during the first half through Rhys Priestland penalties but Farrell kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Men in Black.

Sean Maitland then went over for the only try on 33 minutes, converted again by Farrell, to give Mark McCall’s men a 16-9 lead going into the half-time interval.

Further Farrell penalties kept Bath at arm’s length and despite Maro Itoje seeing yellow in the final ten minutes, Stuart Hooper’s men were unable to close the gap.

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