Sarries maul the Tigers

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Saracens inflicted Leicester Tigers’ worst ever Premiership defeat at Welford Road on as they scored six tries on their way to a 50-25 victory.

Tries from Charlie Hodgson, Owen Farrell, Brad Barritt and Jamie George were added to by man of the match Ernst Joubert in a game which saw Saracens show their attacking prowess.

With both teams naming young sides due to injury and world cup call-ups, the game was set to be a test of strength in depth.

Saracens took the lead early on through three Hodgson penalties, before terrific handling and a good break led to Hodgson going over the line.

More quick hands released Joubert for the second try, before the Tigers hit back just before half time.

Saracens started the second half strongly, with an early try from Owen Farrell – before Jamie George walked a try in after good Saracens pressure.

The home side scored a further try while Saracens were down to 14 men, but even with this disadvantage Saracens clinched a fifth as Joubert crossed for his second score.

Towards the end of the game, Adam Powell made a great break and offloaded to Barritt for his try, before Leicester scored a late consolation.

Saracens finally showed their attacking potential, which has been missing in recent weeks.

A 50-point drubbing of last year’s fellow-finalists is a great result for the squad, and they will look to carry this confidence into their clash with Exeter.