ANTHONY AT THE DOUBLE
ENGLAND star Anthony Watson scored two late tries as came from behind to beat play-off rivals
at Twickenham. Watson (below) struck in the 68th and 71st minutes as Bath overturned an early 12-point deficit to triumph 27-21 and move level on points with fourth-placed Tigers.
Watson’s England team-mate Jonathan Joseph also touched down, while Leicester-bound England number 10 George Ford added two penalties and three conversions.
Early tries by flanker Brendon O’Connor and full-back Telusa Veainu had put Leicester in charge, but they lost their way during the final quarter. Mako Vunipola’s early departure gave the British and Irish Lions an injury scare as overcame
40-19 at Wembley. Vunipola lasted only four minutes into the second half before limping off, which will concern Lions head coach Warren Gatland ahead of the squad announcement for New Zealand on April 19.
Saracens made light work of their London rivals in a clash played out before 71,324, powering ahead with first-half tries from Chris Ashton and Schalk Brits.
Owen Farrell (below) kept the scoreboard ticking over with a 20-point haul – four penalties and four conversions – before Michael Rhodes and Alex Goode crossed in the final 10 minutes to register the bonus point. Quins’ Nick Evans bagged four penalties and James Horwill scored their sole try, converted by Tim Swiel.
Thomas Waldrom scored a second-half brace to ensure a Premiership play-off spot with a dramatic 38-34 victory over bottom side
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