As temperatures barely made it above freezing, Saracens cool and calculating kicker, Owen Farrell, made easy work of his place kicks, firing over 17 points and helping Saracens deliver a resounding victory over their top of the table rivals, Harlequins.
At the end of a fabulous game, during which Saracens delivered an impressive win of 27-12 and saw them rise to the top of the Premiership, means that they are now sat on top, with a 5 point margin over Quins.
With tries from Shalk Brits and Will Fraser, Saracens have stamped their authority at the top of the table, as the play-offs are looming fast. No doubt we will see Sarries and Quins battling it out for the lead of the Premiership until the end of the season, but this victory on the cold front may prove to be decisive, as the season heads towards its final stages.
Quins only managed 12 points, all garnered from the boot of Nick Evans. With Joe Marler getting sin binned for 10 minutes, it was Sarries who took advantage of being a player up and added 11 points to their tally after he was yellow carded. Chris Ashton, lucky to escape a red card, found himslef on the sidelines for 10 minutes, after a high tackle on Harlequins’ replacement flanker Maurie Fa’asavalu. It is perhaps telling about the depth of the team in Saracens, that Quins failed to make their one player advantage pay dividends and saw Saracens putting in some determined defence, despite some hard rugby from Quins.
The onEdition team really enjoyed the game, despite sitting on the touchline in near Arctic conditions, we are really excited about the possibility of Saracens reclaiming the title from their London rivals.