Owen Farrell helps Saracens bag QF spot as Cardiff go down fighting
Saracens booked their place in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals after a thrilling 40-33 victory over Cardiff at the StoneX Stadium.
The hosts were pushed all the way, but held out to secure the win, and will play Gloucester on the weekend of May 7.
Owen Farrell kicked three penalties to put Saracens 9-6 ahead, with Rhys Priestland sending over two of his own in reply.
Dom Morris breached the Cardiff defence for the first try of the game four minutes before the break and Farrell’s conversion gave the home side a 10-point cushion.
But the Welsh side hit back on the stroke of half-time through Tomos Williams’ try and Priestland converted to reduce the deficit to 16-13 at the break.
Williams was then the chief architect for Owen Lane’s try in the 48th minute that saw them go ahead for the first time and Priestland added the extras to give them a four-point advantage at 20-16.
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Farrell added two conversions to put Saracens 40-26 up with 12 minutes remaining, with Priestland having kicked two more penalties.
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