Worcester 19-43 Saracens: Chris Ashton scores a hat-trick as Sarries end regular season in style

  • Saracens produced a scintillating performance to overcome Worcester 19-43 on Saturday afternoon
  • Two tries from Chris Ashton alongside a Samuela Vunisa score gave Sarries a commanding lead at the break
  • Ashton then completed his hat-trick before Ben Ransom scored to round off victory
Chris Ashton crossed for a hat-trick as table toppers Saracens finished off their Aviva Premiership Rugby regular season in style with a comfortable win over Worcester Warriors.

It was the perfect warm-up for next weekend’s European Champions Cup final against Racing 92 as the league leaders – for the third time in the last four years – cruised to victory at Sixways.



In addition to Ashton’s treble Saracens also saw Neil de Kock, Samuela Vunisa and Ben Ransom cross while for Worcester it was a tough end to a promising first season back in the top flight.

Meanwhile, Andy Symons and Cooper Vuna, who grabbed a brace, scored the tries for the hosts but Saracens proved too strong and will face Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals in a fortnight’s time.

MAN OF THE MATCH
Saracens: Chris Ashton

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Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Andy Symons, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Tom Heathcote, 9 Luke Baldwin, 8 Phil Dowson (c), 7 Carl Kirwan, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Dan Sanderson, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Niall Annett, 1 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 James Johnston, 19 Charlie Hewitt, 20 Matt Cox, 21 Charlie Mulchrone, 22 Ryan Lamb, 23 Alex Grove

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Chris Wyles, 10 Charlie Hodgson (c), 9 Neil De Kock, 8 Samu Vunisa, 7 Kelly Brown, 6 Jackson Wray, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 George Kruis, 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 2 Jamie George, 1 Richard Barrington
Replacements: 16 Jared Saunders, 17 Titi Lamositele, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Hayden Smith, 20 Will Fraser, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Tim Streather, 23 Ben Ransom


Date: Saturday, May 7
Venue: Sixways
Kick-off: 15:30 BST (14:30 GMT)
Referee: Luke Pearce
Assistant Referees: Andy Watson, Jonathan Healy
TMO: David Sainsbury


 

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