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James Law

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  1. Farewell

    FT: Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    So there you have it - the challengers come to the home of the champions having beaten all before them, but find this challenge too much.

    Saracens are back where they feel they'll belong, top of the Premiership, but Wasps are on their coattails, just two points behind them.

    Just the small matter of the first round of European Champions Cup games next week.

    This season just keeps on giving.

  2. Recap

    FT: Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    If you've just joined us and don't want to scroll down the page for the details, here's what you missed.

    Reigning champions Saracens have moved to the top of the Premiership table after ending Wasps' 100% start to the season.

    Sarries led 13-8 at the break, and although penalties from Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth pulled the score back, Jamie George went over twice either side of Josh Bassett's yellow card to give the hosts a bonus point win.

    You can read our match report here.

  3. "We've come up second best"

    FT: Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young told BT Sport:

    "The best team won - as simple as that.

    "We didn't really get any penetration with the ball - we knew what was coming with their legendeary defence.

    "We weren't allowed to play the game we would've liked, but we knew what was coming and we've got to learn from it.

    "We've had a really good start but we've come up second best against the double champions."

  4. Match reaction

    FT: Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    Billy Vunipola told BT Sport: "We were good today in parts, but we still need to work on our discipline.

    "There's a lot more pressure (on us), but if you want to be world class you have to take that front on."

  5. Extra edge for Sarries

    FT: Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    Quote Message: It was a great day for us and it was the cherry on the cake to get the bonus point. When you come up against a side which is unbeaten in the Premiership, there is always going to be more edge in it. The staff put in so much analysis into each game and we knew what the game-plan was. It was just about carrying that out. from Will Fraser Saracens back-row on BBC Radio London
    Will FraserSaracens back-row on BBC Radio London
  6. Full-time

    Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    A game that was up for grabs for so much of the 80 minutes has finished in a fairly comfortable margin of victory for Saracens.

    Two Jamie George tries created the gap in the score, but the hosts really turned the screw as the second half wore on and Wasps couldn't quite go toe to toe with them.

    We have new Premiership leaders folks!

  7. Post update

    Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    Saracens have been powerful, measured and clinical here, all words which can be used to describe Maro Itoje.

    He has been imperious in this second half.

    The only time you really believed in Wasps was in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and the hosts quickly changed that.

  8. Try (George, con Spencer)

    Saracens 30-14 Wasps

    Saracens are predators, aren't they?

    Any sign of weakness, any possible opportunity to pounce and they're on hand to do exactly that to claim a bonus point try.

    A matter of seconds after Wasps have Josh Bassett sin-binned, Jamie George goes over for his second try of the game after a driving maul.

    The extras are added by Ben Spencer and the visitors' winning record is all but gone.

    Jamie George
  9. Post update

    Saracens 23-14 Wasps

    It's all beginning to unravel for leaders Wasps.

    Josh Bassett is pulled up for a high tackle, adding to his deliberate knock-on earlier this half, and he's showed the yellow card.

    Sarries have home advantage, a nine point lead and an extra man now, with less than seven minutes to go.

  10. Try (George, con Lozowski)

    Saracens 23-14 Wasps

    Saracens certainly aren't ready for a changing of the guard in English rugby.

    Having seen their lead shrink moments before, Sarries do what perennial winners do and recover instantly, replacement Jamie George diving over from close range to score.

    Alex Lozowski converts - is there any way back for Wasps?

    Saracens try
  11. Penalty (Gopperth)

    Saracens 16-14 Wasps

    The sublime followed by the ridiculous just seconds later.

    Wasps are in the ascendancy and look like getting a try, but England international Maro Itoje shows his international class to rip the ball from his opponent.

    However moments later a penalty is conceded and Jimmy Gopperth puts Wasps to within two points.

  12. Post update

    Saracens 16-11 Wasps

    One thing's for sure - Wasps' Fijian Nathan Hughes has been in the wars this afternoon.

    He's taken hit after hit, but after being pinned in their 22 for a couple minutes, the away side force a knock on and manage to clear their lines to thwart Sarries.

    Nathan Hughes
  13. Missed penalty (Lozowski)

    Saracens 16-11 Wasps

    It's not very often you see rugby players answering back to the referee, but Wasps' replacement Joe Launchbury has been a bit petulant.

    His team-mate Josh Bassett is penalised for knocking-on deliberately, much to Launchbury's annoyance, and Sarries are suddenly on the offensive.

    Another penalty follows and the title holders decide to kick for the posts, but Alex Lozowski is wayward with the boot.

  14. Penalty (Lozowski)

    Saracens 16-11 Wasps

    Saracens probe and harry their opponents, and force the penalty as Wasps are caught offside.

    Fly-half Alex Lozowski punishes his former employers by kicking the three points.

    Sarries' lead is back to five points.

  15. Post update

    Saracens 13-11 Wasps

    Changes have been made to both sides in the last few minutes, and the momentum Wasps had has been halted.

    Each side has had a drop goal attempt, both of which have been unsuccessful. Tiredness setting in, or a lack of options on the pitch?

    Nathan Hughes, Michael Rhodes
  16. Penalty (Gopperth)

    Saracens 13-11 Wasps

    Danny Cipriani targets Sarries' Mike Ellery with a kick from hands, and Ellery is punished for tackling Marty Moore of the ball.

    It's a soft, needless penalty to give away, but that's what happens when Wasps turn up the heat.

    Jimmy Gopperth adds the three points the visitors have deserved for their quick start to the half.

  17. Post update

    Saracens 13-8 Wasps

    Dai Young

    I don't know about you but whenever I see a manager with a laptop or notepad, I create possible scenarios of what they could be looking at or making notes about.

    Ordering a takeaway? Checking how England are doing in the cricket?

    Surely it’s too boring to assume they’re just watching the game? Just me? Let’s forget anything was said.

    More importantly, Wasps still have the territory here.

  18. Post update

    Saracens 13-8 Wasps

    Make no mistake about it, Wasps are charged up.

    More spontaneous play from Danny Cipriani, his chip and run almost leading to a try, but Sarries deal with that and the resulting surge.

    The penalty is theirs and Alex Lozowski and Schalk Burger can pat themselves on the back for that defensive work.

    Danny Cipriani
  19. Second half

    Saracens 13-8 Wasps

    Play has started again at Allianz Park, where we're not really any closer to knowing the outcome.

    As things stand, Saracens would overtake Wasps at the top on points difference, but it's far too early to be thinking about that.

    There's been a change for the visitors - Joe Simpson has replaced the injured Dan Robson at scrum-half.

  20. 'Both attacks potent'

    HT: Saracens 13-8 Wasps

    Quote Message: It is a tactic from both sides to keep the opposition outside of the 22. The two times we have got in, we have scored and they have done the same. It shows the potency of both attacks. The only way you can get the ball to attack is through defending and that is a massive part of the game. from Will Fraser Saracens back-row on BBC Radio London
    Will FraserSaracens back-row on BBC Radio London