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16th April 2011 16:58

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Ernst Joubert Saracens v Exeter AP 2011

Yes! Ernst Joubert celebrates a push-over try

Saracens romped to a 33-12 Aviva Premiership win over Exeter at Sandy Park on Saturday.

Saracens ruined Exeter's homecoming as they inflicted a fourth straight league defeat on the Chiefs.

Three successive defeats on the road at London Irish, Leeds Carnegie and Bath - plus an enforced two-week break for Cup competitions - meant this was the Chiefs' first outing at home for six weeks.

But there was to be no change in their fortunes at Sandy Park as Saracens gained revenge for a 23-9 defeat when the two sides met back in October.

Saracens opened up a 13-0 lead inside 21 minutes thanks to a couple of penalties from Alex Goode and a try from Chris Wyles, which Goode converted.

Wyles went over after Brad Barritt charged down an attempted clearance kick from Jason Shoemark and gathered the loose ball to feed the USA international.

Shoemark atoned for his error, though, when he got on the end of a sweeping move to go in at the corner and keep the Chiefs in touch at half-time.

Araft of substitutions disrupted the flow of the game after the interval and a penalty from Goode was the only score of the third quarter.

Owen Farrell's drop goal extended the visitors' lead further, and the game was over as a contest when Noah Cato rounded two men to touch down in the corner.

A third try followed minutes later when the forwards drove 10 metres to the line and replacement Rhys Gill got the final touchdown. Goode again converted.

aracens pushed hard for the try bonus point, but the Chiefs had the final word when Sireli Naqelevuki scored a last-gasp try that was improved by Ignacio Mieres.

The scorers:

For Exeter:
Tries: Shoemark, Naqelevuki
Con: Mieres

For Saracens:
Tries: Wyles, Cato, Gill
Cons: Goode 3
Pens: Goode 3
Drop: Farrell

Exter Chiefs: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Matt Jess, 13 Jason Shoemark, 12 Sireli Naqelevuki, 11 Nic Sestaret, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 JuniorPoluleuligaga, 8 Richard Baxter, 7 James Scaysbrook, 6 Tom Johnson, 5 James Hanks, 4 Tom Hayes (c), 3 Hoani Tui, 2 Neil Clark, 1 Brett Sturgess.
Replacements: 16 Chris Whitehead, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Chris Budgen, 19 Chad Slade, 20 James Phillips, 21 Garrick Cowley, 22 Phil Dollman, 23 Ignacio Mieres.

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 David Strettle, 13 Chris Wyles, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 James Short, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Ernst Joubert (c), 7 Jacques Burger 6 Kelly Brown, 5 Hayden Smith, 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Carlos Nieto, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Matt Stevens.
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Rhys Gill, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 Hugh Vyvyan, 20 Andy Saull, 21 Kevin Barrett, 22 Adam Powell, 23 Noah Cato.

Date: Saturday, April 16
Venue: Sandy Park
Kick-off: 15.00 (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Dean Richards

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