Saracens 23-64 Wasps: Dai Youngs' men romp to an incredible eight-try victory against Sarries - Ruck

Saracens 23-64 Wasps: Dai Youngs’ men romp to an incredible eight-try victory against Sarries

  • Wasps ran in eight tries to stun Saracens and secure a bonus-point win over the Premiership leaders
  • Charles Piutau, Thomas Young and Dan Robson all crossed for the away side in the first eight minutes
  • Nathan Hughes’ brace gave Wasps a 31-16 half-time lead
  • Jimmy Gopperth, Piutau and Robson added another three tries for the away side after the restart
  • The 64 points by Wasps is also the most they had ever scored away from home
Wasps produced a historic display to run in eight tries and thrash Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens 64-23 at Allianz Park on Sunday.

Sarries had won nine successive games against Wasps, but the chance of a 10th was made almost impossible after the scintillating start from the visitors as in an extraordinary opening half, the Coventry-based outfit.

The visitors raced into a 19-0 lead after just eight minutes through tries from Charles Piutau, Thomas Young and Dan Robson.

Sarries reduced the arrears through Charlie Hodgson’s penalty and Samuela Vunisa’s touchdown before Nathan Hughes went over for the visitors fourth try.

Although Hodgson added two further penalties, Hughes crossed the whitewash for the second time to give Wasps an incredible 31-16 lead at half-time.

The away side scored three further tries in the second period through Jimmy Gopperth, Piutau and Robson as they moved into the top-four, although Jim Hamilton managed a consolation effort for the hosts.

Saracens: 15 Marcelo Bosch, 14 Mike Ellery, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Chris Wyles, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Samu Vunisa, 7 Jacques Burger, 6 Michael Rhodes, 5 Alistair Hargreaves (c), 4 Jim Hamilton, 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Richard Barrington.
Replacements: 16 Jared Saunders, 17 Rhys Gill, 18 Titi Lamositele, 19 Hayden Smith, 20 Will Fraser, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Nils Mordt, 23 Ben Ransom 

Wasps: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Ruaridh Jackson , 9 Dan Robson, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 George Smith (c), 6 Thomas Young, 5 Kearnan Myall, 4 James Cannon, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Ashley Johnson, 1 Simon McIntyre.
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Phil Swainston, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Alex Rieder, 21 Jamie Stevenson, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Rob Miller

Date: Sunday, February 14
Venue: Allianz Park
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Referee: Ian Tempest
Assistant Referees: Andy Watson, Craig Maxwell-Keys
TMO: Trevor Fisher