Visagie celebrates century with Sarries win

Former Springbok prop Cobus Visagie’s 100th match for English side Saracens was marked with a 33-19 victory over Northampton which keeps their EDF Energy Cup play-off hopes alive.

Visagie, who has enjoyed a very successful career with Saracens since leaving South Africa, is currently involved in a player/assistant coach capacity and would have been pleased with the victory which reignited hopes of a semi-final berth.

They now need to win their final Pool D match at the struggling Bristol next Saturday and rely on Northampton beating group leaders Scarlets for the outcome to be decided on bonus points.

Meanwhile, a stunning solo effort from Welsh star Gavin Henson moved Osprey’s closer to a semi-final place.

Henson carved open Worcester’s defence just before half-time in a 40m run that featured him leaving former Australia fullback Chris Latham for dead. Fly-half James Hook kicked 17 points.