Wasps 60-10 Saracens: Hosts are being run in ACHT tries while demolishing the relegated Premiership champions
- Wasps scored eight attempts against Saracens to run on Friday to a 60-10 win
- The reigning champion will be relegated this season after deduction of points
- Zach Kibirige and Brad Shields each scored two attempts in the unbridled victory
Degraded Saracens were beaten 60-10 when Wespen destroyed the reigning Guinness Premiership champions.
The hosts played a delightful rugby in the Ricoh Arena and ran in eight attempts against the English and European champions, who have deducted 105 points to ensure that they end up at the bottom after repeated breaches of the salary limit.
Zach Kibirige and Brad Shields each scored two attempts in which Jack Willis, Nizaam Carr, Jacob Umaga and Gabriel Oghre grabbed one piece. Jimmy Gopperth converted seven and added two penalties.
Wasps demolished Saracens on Friday, with the hosts in eight attempts in a 60-10 win
Saracens will be relegated this season after a point deduction for violation of the salary limit
Ali Crossdale and Alex Lewington responded with attempts for Saracens.
Wasps were a blow to the kick-off when prop Kieran Brookes and flanker Thomas Young were forced to withdraw due to an injury.
They quickly overcome the setback to take an early lead when Gopperth kicked a simple penalty.
Saracens, who lost Rotimi Segun wing to a warm-up injury, soon lagged behind when Willis ventured up close after Wasps had been attacked by the visitors who had imposed a few unnecessary penalties.
Nizaam Carr van Wasps scores an attempt during their Premiership victory over Saracens on Friday
It was worse for Saracens to be when Jacob Umaga cleverly kicked forward from his own half and gathered to put the opposition on the back foot before Willis and Umaga made crucial contributions to transfer Carr.
A brilliant 45 meter run from Malakai Fekitoa took his side deep into the 22 of the visitors and, although the center pass was not at hand, he again gathered property to feed Tommy Taylor, who showed excellent awareness to make Kibirige a easy run to offer.
A miserable first half for Saracens continued when Brad Barritt was unable to collect a hospital pass and was injured in the collision. The skipper of the Saracens remained on the ground when Kibirige scooped up the ball to easily clear the cover at a distance of 55 meters to the line.
Jimmy Gopperth converted seven of the eight attempts and also scored two penalties
Barritt left the field to be replaced by Dom Morris, but with the last play of the half Saracens saw the scoreboard with a few skillful ball treatments with an attempt by Crossdale.
After the break, Lewington received a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on, allowing Gopperth to extend Wasps’s lead to 34-5.
In the absence of the wing, Wasps scored their fifth attempt when a well thought-out cross-field kick from Umaga bounced favorably for Shields to score.
Zach Kibirige of Wasps scores his second attempt of the game, making the game beyond doubt
Umaga then became a try-scorer when he supported an elusive point by Kibirige to go under the posts.
Wasps pulled out two of their leading lights in Dan Robson and Willis, but the route continued with a second attempt for Shields.
With 15 minutes to go, Saracens took a second attempt when Alex Goode’s pass sent over Lewington, but Wasps had the final say when Oghre finished a line-out drive.