EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP: Saracens bag five more points to control Pool One

Saracens' Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick of tires against Oyonnax
Saracens' Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick of tires against Oyonnax
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SARACENS 55 OYONNAX 13

Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick of tries as Saracens remained unbeaten in all competitions this season with a convincing 55-13 European Champions Cup Pool 1 victory over Top 14 strugglers Oyonnax at Allianz Park.

This was their 10th consecutive win and one which virtually guarantees them a home quarter-final.

Saracens scored eight tries in all, with three from Ashton, two from Samuela Vunisa and one each from Alex Goode, Jamie George, and Mike Ellery. Owen Farrell added a penalty and four conversions and replacement Charlie Hodgson added two conversions.

Oyonnax were competitive in the first half an hour but fell away badly to concede three tries in 11 minutes and could only manage one try from Fetu’u VaInikolo, which Rory Clegg converted. Regis Lespinas added a further two two penalties.