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Saracens scrape past Blues

27th January 2013 17:28

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Saracens v Cardiff Blues Adam Powell Owen Williams

Sarries: Beat the Blues

Saracens pivot Nils Mordt helped Saracens to a narrow 19-11 LV= Cup win over Cardiff Blues at Allianz Park on Sunday.

The Blues led 8-6 at the interval, thanks to a try by number eight Robin Copeland and a Ceri Sweeney penalty, with Mordt providing all the points for Saracens.

In the second half, Mordt made the most of his opportunity whilst Owen Farrell is on England duty by booting the hosts in front with less ten minutes of the match remaining.

Saracens wing James Short then crossed the whitewash for a late five-pointer that was dualy converted by Mordt to seal the deal.

The scorers:

For Saracens:
Try: Short
Con: Mordt
Pens: Mordt 4

For Cardiff Blues:
Try: Copeland
Pens: Sweeney, Davies

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Joe Maddock, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Adam Powell, 11 James Short, 10 Nils Mordt (c), 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Tom Jubb, 7 Nick Fenton-Wells, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Mouritz Botha, 4 Eoin Sheriff, 3 Carlos Nieto, 2 Jamie George, 1 Nick Auterac.
Replacements: 16 John Smit, 17 Darren Fearn, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 Alistair Hargreaves, 20 Justin Melck, 21 Ali Price, 22 Sam Stanley, 23 Jack Wilson.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Jason Tovey, 14 Owen Williams, 13 Gavin Evans (c), 12 Dafydd Hewitt, 11 Harry Robinson, 10 Ceri Sweeney, 9 Lewis Jones, 8 Robin Copeland, 7 Rory Watts-Jones, 6 Luke Hamilton, 5 Macauley Cook, 4 Michael Paterson, 3 Beniot Bourrust, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Sam Hobbs.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Williams, 17 Nathan Trevett, 18 Taufa'ao Filise, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Thomas Young, 21 Alex Walker, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Tom Williams.

Referee: Rhys Thomas (Wales)

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