Butch belts Sarries

Butch James scored a try as Bath belted Saracens 66-21 in the English Premiership.

Bath are now top of the log and at the same time ensured a play-off place as James scored one of six first-half tries as they raced to a 45-0 lead going into the shed. Saracens are not an ordinary team (they reached the semis of the European Cup), but with James at pivot pulling all the strings Bath looked a masterful outfit.

World Cup-winner James returned from a shoulder injury a month ago and has simply rekindled the form that has made him the outstanding No.10 in England this season.