Round-up: Steve Borthwick enjoys his record day as Saracens celebrate in style
Saturday 29 March 2014
There seems to be no stopping Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. Certainly a weakened London Wasps could not manage it, surrendering 32-20 at Adams Park.
EPS regulations helped greatly as Saracens celebrated a record-equalling 262nd Premiership appearance by Steve Borthwick in style. Wasps had to rest Joe Launchbury and Matt Mullan, which hampered their pack, and Saracens took charge, with Jamie George (two), Jackson Wray and Alex Goode scoring their tries.
Charlie Hodgson kicked a penalty to set the scoreboard moving and added two conversions. Owen Farrell came on to kick one of each. Wasps scored tries through Tom Howe, Jonah Holmes and Carlo Festuccia but were not helped by Andy Goode landing only one kick out of five.
Gloucester won 14-13 at Exeter Chiefs after Gareth Steenson’s attempt to convert Don Armand’s touchdown at the end drifted wide of the far upright.
Exeter had managed the only try of a dreary first half when the wing Matt Jess forced his way over, but Gloucester stayed in touch thanks to Rob Cook’s two penalties.
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