Heineken Champions Cup: Saracens 30-26 Edinburgh – hosts come from behind to win

Heineken Champions Cup: Saracens 30-26 Edinburgh - hosts come from behind to win


Alex Lewington scored the pick of Saracens’ four tries in the win over Edinburgh
Saracens (12) 30
Tries: Daly, Earl, Lewington, Woolstencroft Cons: Farrell 2 Pens: Farrell 2
Edinburgh (16) 26
Tries: De Bruin, Goosen Cons: Boffelli 2 Pens: Boffelli 4

Saracens battled hard to overturn a half-time deficit and earn a 30-26 bonus-point win over Edinburgh in their Heineken Champions Cup opener.

Edinburgh scored the opening try through Luan de Bruin, before Elliot Daly crossed for the hosts.

Ben Earl added a second try before the break but the boot of Emiliano Boffelli meant Edinburgh led 16-12 at half time.

Alex Lewington and Tom Woolstencroft sealed the bonus point but a Wes Goosen score led to a nervy finish.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Saracens: Daly; Lewington, Lozowski, Tomkins Maitland; Farrell, Van Zyl; M Vunipola, George, Riccioni, Itoje, Tizard, McFarland, Earl, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Woolstencroft, Mawi, Clarey, Hunter-Hill, Christie, Wray, Davies, Goode.

Edinburgh: Boffelli; Goosen, Bennett, Lang, Van der Merwe; Kinghorn, Vellacott; Schoeman, McInally, De Bruin, Hodgson, Gilchrist, Ritchie, Crosbie, Mata.

Replacements: Harrison, Venter, Nel, Sykes, Muncaster, Shiel, Savala, Hoyland.



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