Saracens on course for European qualification as George bags late score at Cardiff Blues

PUBLISHED: 17:15 17 December 2018

Welwyn Garden City-born Jamie George (left) scored late on to clinch Saracens' victory over Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Champions Cup. Picture: SIMON GALLOWAY/PA

Welwyn Garden City-born Jamie George (left) scored late on to clinch Saracens' victory over Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Champions Cup. Picture: SIMON GALLOWAY/PA

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A late Jamie George try helped Saracens to back-to-back victories over Cardiff and keep them on course for qualification from the Heineken Champions Cup group stages.

The Men in Black started well enough in the 26-14 success at Cardiff Arms Park with Sean Maitland’s try and two kicks from Owen Farrell giving them a 10-0 lead.

But they were behind by half-time, Ray Lee-Lo and Dan Fish scoring tries with both being converting Gareth Anscombe.

And even after Farrell kicked Sarries back in front, they still only held a narrow 16-14 advantage going into the final 10 minutes.

But Farrell added a third successful penalty on 72 minutes and then was on hand to convert after WGC-born George squeezed over four minutes later.

It all means Saracens top Pool Three, four points clear of Glasgow Warriors, and remain unbeaten in all competitions.

The competition returns for the final two pool games in January.

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