Sarries book home play-off

Saracens cemented a home quarter-final tie after their 26-20 comeback victory over Treviso.

After trailing 17-13 against the Italians at half-time, the English Premiership defending champions secured the win with a try via wing David Strettle and the boot of centre Owen Farrell who slotted a conversion and two penalties in the second half. SA-born lock Mouritz Botha scored a try before the break.

The triumph sees Saracens top Pool 5 with five wins from their six group games, and they’ll now host Clermont in the next round. Saracens, who are the only English side left in the European Cup, will host a semi-final should they beat the French club.

In other European Cup results on Sunday, American wing Taku Ngwenya scored a hat-trick in Biarritz’s 36-5 drubbing of Ospreys. Racing Metro suffered their fifth loss of the campaign as they went down 36-30 to Cardiff Blues while Edinburgh sealed top spot in Pool 2 with a 34-11 win over London Irish.

European Cup quarter-finals (played 6 / 7 / 8 April): Munster v Ulster, Leinster v Cardiff, Edinburgh v Toulouse, Saracens v Clermont