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Saracens v Worcester

14 Feb 2010

Saracens 25 Worcester Warriors 20
Attendance: 40,163

A pumped up Saracens side welcomed Worcester Warriors for the club's first ever trip to Wembley.

Both teams were backed by thousands of fans who made the trip to the famous surroundings of Wembley for the Guinness Premiership Round 14 game. Before kick-off both sets of fans were entertained by chart toppers The Saturdays and Chipmunk.

Saracens welcomed back England Saxons quartet Alex Goode, Brad Barritt, Andy Saull and Noah Cato to their squad. Kameli Ratuvou also returned to the centres while Neil de Kock and Glen Jackson were the halfback pairing.

England Saxons star duo Miles Benjamin and Tom Wood returned to the Worcester Warriors starting line-up as did centre Sam Tuitupou who lined up alongside Dale Rasmussen, and Chris Fortey was named in the front row alongside Adam Black and Tevita Taumoepeau.

It was a close match which Worcester led for most of the game thanks to a try from Tom Wood and the kicking of Willie Walker. But then a try from Saracens' Neil de Kock in the 57th minute which was converted by the boot of Glen Jackson turned things around for the home side, deep into the second half.

Tongan hooker Aleki Lutui celebrated his 100th appearance for Warriors when he came on in place of Chris Fortey in the 62nd minute.

It was a close battle and Worcester fought back hard but in the end it was Saracens who were victorious for their third win in a row at Wembley.


15 Alex Goode; 14 Michael Tagicakibau; 13 Kameli Ratuvou; 12 Brad Barritt; 11 Chris Wyles; 10 Glen Jackson; 9 Neil de Kock; 1 Kas Lealamanua; 2 Schalk Brits; 3 Richard Skuse; 4 Hayden Smith; 5 Tom Ryder; 6 Wikus van Heerden; 7 Andy Saull; 8 Ernst Joubert


16 Ethienne Reynecke; 17 Rhys Gill; 18 Carlos Nieto; 19 Mouritz Botha; 20 Jacques Burger; 21 Justin Marshall; 22 Derick Hougaard; 23 Noah Cato


15 Chris Latham; 14 Chris Pennell; 13 Dale Rasmussen; 12 Sam Tuitupou; 11 Miles Benjamin; 10 Willie Walker; 9 Jonny Arr; 1 Adam Black; 2 Chris Fortey; 3 Tevita Taumoepeau; 4 Greg Rawlinson; 5 Craig Gillies; 6 Tom Wood; 7 Pat Sanderson (c); 8 Kai Horstmann


16 Jack Gilding; 17 Aleki Lutui; 18 Olivier Sourgens; 19 Graham Kitchener; 20 Chris Cracknell; 21 Ryan Powell; 22 Matthew Jones; 23 Rico Gear


Dave Pearson (136th Premiership game)

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