Wasps 12th Feb 2012
Saracens were 22-17 winners against Wasps at Adams Park on Sunday thanks to a try from James Short and 17 points from the boot of Alex Goode.
In freezing conditions, Sarries secured the win with another hard working performance in round 14 of the Aviva Premiership.
Wasps were first on the scoreboard, benefiting from a lucky ricochet in midfield that saw the ball bounce kindly for Riki Flutey and the centre burst through into space and saw the ball worked wide to Billy Vunipola to score. Nick Robinson converted.
Sarries then began to get back in the game and two Alex Goode penalties made it a one point game before James Short crossed for a Saracens try. Wasps had actually turned the ball over in midfield but as Vunipola looked to work it wide quickly, his long looping pass was picked off by Short who raced home. Goode converted.
The home side scored another try on the half hour mark when a Robinson up and under wasn’t dealt with on the Sarries 22 and once again, a lucky bounce fell into the hands of hooker Tom Lindsey and he scored under the posts.
Robinson’s conversion edged the Wasps back into the lead again, but a Goode penalty in the closing stages of the opening 40 minutes gave Sarries a 16-14 lead at the break.
That lead was extended straight after the break when from a scrum penalty just outside the Wasps 22, Goode struck another three points.
The scoreboard remained unchanged until 10 minutes from time when Robinson struck three points for his side with Sarries ruled offside on their own 22, but from the restart, the visitors won another scrum penalty and the result was the same with Goode on target again.
Saracens line-up: Goode, Taylor, Wyles, Powell, Short (Tagicakibau 74), Mordt (Tomkins 68), Stringer (De Kock 50), Smit (Gill 50), George (Brits 50), Nieto (Du Plessis 65), Kruis, Smith (Vyvyan 58), Melck, Saull (Fraser 70), Wray.
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