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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 December 2007, 16:55 GMT
Saracens 71-7 Viadana
Chris Jack
New Zealand lock Chris Jack made his debut for Saracens
Saracens (36) 71
Tries: Matadigo, Haughton 3, Hill, Ratuvou 2, Johnson, Jackson, penalty
Pen: Jackson
Cons: Jackson 9

Viadana (0) 7
Try: Howarth
Con: Howarth

Saracens made it six home Heineken Cup wins on the bounce with a thumping of sorry Viadana at Vicarage Road.

All Black lock Chris Jack and South African full-back Brent Russell both made debuts for the English side.

But it was a hat-trick from Richard Haughton and 25 points from number 10 Glen Jackson that helped Saracens to a huge win in Pool Four.

Jackson landed nine conversions, a penalty and a try, with Viadana's sole points coming from Calvin Howarth.


  • Saracens coach Alan Gaffney:

    "I thought Chris Jack was outstanding. Chris is very good on the ball, good in the air and just an excellent line-out jumper.

    "We've got to raise our pace, because he's so good across the ground - and we're probably not good enough at the present time to help him.

    "We need to improve and make sure we get the best out of him. His fitness is fine; he hasn't played a lot of rugby lately but he just kept going."


    Saracens: Brent Russell, Richard Haughton, Kevin Sorrell, Andy Farrell, Kameli Ratuvou, Glen Jackson, Neil de Kock (capt), Nick Lloyd, Fabio Ongaro, Cobus Visagie, Chris Jack, Hugh Vyvyan, Sakiusa Matadigo, Richard Hill, Ben Skirving
    Replacements: Andy Kyriacou, Census Johnston, Iain Fullarton, David Seymour, Alan Dickens, Adam Powell, Edd Thrower

    Viadana: Garry Law, Roberto Mariani, Samuele Pace, Matthew Harvey, Andrea Accorsi, Calvin Howarth, Steven Bortolussi, Plinio Sciamanna, Andrea Moretti (capt), Ignacio Rouyet, Cristian Bezzi, Dion Waller, Sam Harding Lance Persico, Mario Vella
    Replacements: Roberto Santamaria, Jaco Erasmus, Mattia Cagna, Andrea Benatti, Corrado Pilat, Craig McGrath, Claudio Spadaro



  • SEE ALSO
    Heineken Cup 2007/8
    23 May 07 |  Rugby Union
    Scarlets 36-32 Saracens
    01 Dec 07 |  Rugby Union
    Biarritz 22-21 Saracens
    17 Nov 07 |  Rugby Union
    Glasgow 41-31 Viadana
    16 Nov 07 |  Rugby Union


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