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Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

SAR 22-13 LEI

FT ScoreFull Time Score

SAR 34-27 LEI

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Craig Maxwell-Keys

Saracens
Saracens
34

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
27
Saracens
T
C
T
C
P
T
T
C
T
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers
T
C
P
T
C
T
C

Match Stats

Saracens
Leicester Tigers
Possession
40%
60%
Territory
39%
61%
Penalties Conceded
17
10
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Tackles Won
149/160 93%
78/87 90%
Scrums Won
4/4 100%
5/5 100%
Lineouts Won
10/12 83%
20/22 91%

Player Stats

Saracens
Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
TCDP
15Freddie Burns
14Harry Potter
13Matias Moroni
12Matt Scott
11Kini Murimurivalu
10George Ford3C2P
9Jack van Poortvliet
1James Whitcombe
2Nic Dolly1T
3Joe Heyes
4Eli Snyman1T
5Calum Green
6Ollie Chessum1T
7Tommy Reffell
8George Martin
16Charlie Clare
17Francois van Wyk
18Nephi Leatigaga
19Olly Robinson
20Jasper Wiese
21Richard Wigglesworth
22Guy Porter
23Nemani Nadolo

Commentary

ALL OVER

The whistle goes on an engrossing afternoon as Tigers take a point in a 34-27 defeat at Saracens.

Try for Wolstencroft from a lineout drive, but Lozowski misses the conversion. It's 34-27.

Ford conversion cuts the gap to 29-27 on 74mins

OLLIE CHESSUM forces his way over to score. Tigers are now 29-25 behind. 7mins to play.

65

Big spell of pressure here from Tigers, but so far Sarries standing up in defence on their own line. They still lead 29-20 

Sarries 9 Aled Davies is in sin bin after clash of heads with Ford.

Excellent conversion from wide on the right by Ford makes it 29-20. Tigers send on Clare, Wiese, Porter & Nadolo, 

Lineout drive and NIC DOLLY scores.

Lozowski makes it 29-13 with the conversion.

Playing with penalty advantage, Sarries create a bonus-point scorer for prop Vincent Koch. They lead 27-13.

41

Game is back under way with Saracens 22-13 ahead.

Saracens 22-13 Tigers at the break. Tries from Wolstencroft, Lewington & Maitland against one from Eli Snyman on a cold and windy afternoon.

38

Lozowski off target with the conversion but Sarries lead 22-13 with 3 tries.

Sean Maitland is over in the right-hand corner for Saracens and their third try. 

36

Penalty against Sarries after Nic Dolly's carry on the edge of their 22. Ford  lands the kick to make it 17-13.

Sarries turn it into a 10-point score as Lozowski kicks the penalty from the restart to make it 17-10 on 33mins

Murimurivalu yellow card for foul play as the try is scored and play restarts with a penalty...

Lozowski adds the conversion... and there may be more.

Try for Alex Lewington in the left corner to give Sarries a 12-10 lead. 

This time Ford thumps the penalty into the wind and through the posts for a 10-7 lead on 27mins.

25

Ford penalty thumps the post, but Matt Scott claims the rebound. Tigers held up over the tryline but have a penalty anyway.

Lozowski adds the conversion to make it 7-7.

Lineout drive for Saracens ends with a try for hooker Tom Wolstencroft after some big pressure in the Tiger 22. 5-7 on 22mins

15

Dangerous attack from Sarries but they just over-run it on the left and spill ball 10 metres out

George Ford adds the conversion of the Snyman try and Tigers lead 7-0 on 12min

ON THE BOARD

TRY TIGERS, Eli Snyman forcing his way over from set-piece ball on the right. 0-5 on 11min

3

An early change here as Mako Vunipola goes off with an injury, Richard Barrington on in Sarries front row,

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WE ARE OFF

Sarries kick off on a wet and windy afternoon in north London.

KICK-OFF | Saracens v Leicester Tigers

It's the home team to get the game started after a moment's applause in support of the people of Ukraine. Tigers are playing left to right as we look from the dugouts side. And it's just started raining.

 

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An overcast day in North London, windy and very cold inside the stadium too. Pass us the hot-water bottle. And a tea. And some gloves.

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WEATHER CHECK

Freezing.

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TODAY'S OPPOSITION

Saracens: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Alex Goode, 9 Aled Davies; 1 Mako Vunipola (c), 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 3 Vincent Koch, 4 Callum Hunter-Hill, 5 Tim Swinson, 6 Andy Christie, 7 Jackson Wray, 8 Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Ethan Lewis, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Theo McFarland, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Duncan Taylor, 23 Rotimi Segun

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There is a late change with Harry Wells ruled out by illness. Olly Robinson comes into the squad.

STARTING XV [with Tigers appearances]

15 Freddie Burns [91], 14 Harry Potter [31], 13 Matías Moroni [24], 12 Matt Scott [41], 11 Kini Murimurivalu [32], 10 George Ford (c) [118], 9 Jack van Poortvliet (vc) [39]; 1 James Whitcombe [16], 2 Nic Dolly [17], 3 Joe Heyes [90], 4 Eli Snyman [13], 5 Calum Green [80], 6 Ollie Chessum [22], 7 Tommy Reffell [67], 8 George Martin [33]

REPLACEMENTS

16 Charlie Clare [42], 17 Francois van Wyk [11], 18 Nephi Leatigaga [59], 19 Olly Robinson [2], 20 Jasper Wiese [33], 21 Richard Wigglesworth [29], 22 Guy Porter [35], 23 Nemani Nadolo [28]

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MATCH PREVIEW | Saracens v Tigers

Leicester Tigers are at Saracens exactly two years since their last North London meeting in Premiership Rugby.

When the teams met in early March 2020, Sarries secured a 24-13 home win – with Richard Wigglesworth starting in their No9 shirt – in the final round of games before the Covid lockdown.

At that time the teams occupied the bottom two places in the league table. This week we approached the weekend in the top two in Round 19.

On eight previous league visits, Tigers have won just once here, in February 2018.

Scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet said: “Saracens have been the most consistent team for 5 or 10 years and have set the benchmark for the whole league really.

“We know it is a challenging place to go but we are excited and focused on what we can do better from last weekend because there is a lot we can improve on.”

Tigers wear the club’s change colours of white, black and orange.

Referee is Craig Maxwell-Keys.

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Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

15
Elliot Daly
14
Sean Maitland
13
Alex Lozowski
12
Nick Tompkins
11
Alex Lewington
10
Alex Goode
9
Aled Davies
1
Mako Vunipola
2
Tom Woolstencroft
3
Vincent Koch
4
Callum Hunter-Hill
5
Tim Swinson
6
Andy Christie
7
Jackson Wray
8
Billy Vunipola

Subs

16
Ethan Lewis
17
Richard Barrington
18
Sam Wainwright
19
Theodore McFarland
20
Ben Earl
21
Ruben de Haas
22
Duncan Taylor
23
Rotimi Segun
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Leicester Tigers
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Saracens
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Form Guide
Form
WWLWL
Last Match
Lost to Leicester Tigers 12-15
Past Meeting
Lost 12-15
Form
Last Match
Past Meeting
Form
LWWWW
Last Match
Beat Saracens 15-12
Past Meeting
Won 15-12