Sarries down Biarritz for vital win

Saracens are favourites to advance to the European Cup quarter-finals after their 20-16 win over Biarritz in Watford.

While fullback Alex Goode was named Man of the Match, it was outside centre Owen Farrell who starred with boot for Saracens as he kicked five penalties to clinch the four-point win.

The English Premiership defending champions, who spent their week training in Cape Town, led 14-6 at the break before scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili (who scored all Biarritz’s match points) spearheaded his team’s second-half fight. The French international’s third penalty created a one-point game at the death, but Farrell nailed a 77th minute three-pointer which helped his team to their fourth win of the tournament.

Saracens now top Pool 5 by five log points and will travel to Treviso for their final group game.

In Sunday’s other fixture, Leinster recorded a 23-16 away win over Glasgow in Pool 3 to secure their spot in the next round.