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    Penalty goals: Hodgson (3),
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  • Jose Imhoff,
    Penalty goals: Barkley, Germain,
    Conversions: Estebanez,

Heineken Cup: Saracens ease past Racing Metro in Brussels

Last updated: 20th October 2012  

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Saracens made it two wins from two in the Heineken Cup as they defeated Racing Metro 30-13 in their Pool 1 clash at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.

Acting as the home side despite having to travel slightly further than their opponents, Sarries took control as Chris Wyles and Steve Borthwick both ran in first-half tries.

Racing began to show what they were capable of after the break as Juan Jose Imhoff completed a great scoring move, but Saracens had the last word thanks to a late try from Will Fraser.

Racing got the first points on the board in the second minute through a penalty from former England international Olly Barkley, but a Charlie Hodgson kick tied the scores shortly after.

Sarries began to look more threatening and took the lead in the 21st minute as wing Wyles finished off a flowing move which went through several pairs of hands.

Racing were soon on the back foot again as Sarries continued to surge forward and grabbed a second try when skipper Borthwick powered over from close range. Hodgson converted both scores.

The French side then lost flanker Bernard Le Roux to the sin bin before Hodgson kicked another penalty to take the score to 20-3 at half-time.

Hodgson added three more points to the cushion with a 58th-minute penalty but Racing hit back with their first try as a superb inside pass from Juan Martin Hernandez allowed Imhoff to score under the posts.

The visiting side continued to surge forward with some neat interplay but handling errors prevented them from mounting a proper comeback.

Gaetan Germain reduced the deficit by another three points but Fraser crossed the line for Sarries late on.

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