Round 3 of the Premiership Rugby Cup saw Worcester visiting Allianz Park, they’d had a good win home and away against Sale and Tigers. Saracens had beaten Tigers in a well contested game and drawn on a Friday night at Sale.
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I’m a big fan of this style of game, it’s great to see the future stars of both teams competing. While there were some big names on the Saracens team sheet there were a good number of young players too. I always wonder what the young guns think when they find themselves facing the likes of Will Skelton and will never forget watching Jacques Burger, on his way back from injury, virtually cutting a young Centre in half during one A League game! A complete baptism of fire!
Having watched an attritional game of rugby in the pouring rain at Twickenham the running rugby on display by both teams was a delight to behold.
The score was Saracens 10 Worcester 12 at half time with 2 tries apiece, Schalk Burger and Alex Lewington for the home team and Scott van Breda and Matti Williams for Worcester.
The lead had ping-ponged during the first half and Saracens regained it 2 minutes into the second. Ben Earl, playing at 8, but reminiscent of a back with ball in hand as he flies down the pitch, scored Saracens 3rd.
Ali Crossdale who’s impressed in these games scored two, one each side of Tom Howe’s try for Worcester and Will Skelton for Saracens. We were being treated to a try fest.
Wynand Olivier had the last word for Worcester and the final score was Saracens 34 Worcester 22. Worcester keep their place at the top of the table due to their 3 bonus points.