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Premiership: Wasps 16-26 Saracens

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    Premiership: Wasps 16-26 Saracens
    Saracens maintained their 100% record as victory over Wasps sent them back to the top of the Premiership.

    They held a narrow lead at the break through two Owen Farrell penalties, Jimmy Gopperth responding for Wasps.

    Gopperth and Elliot Daly brought Wasps level at 9-9 before Duncan Taylor's converted try put Saracens ahead.

    Farrell converted that try as well as his own score and also sent over a penalty, while Frank Halai's late try for Wasps was merely a consolation.

    The result means Saracens leapfrog Exeter, who had gone top after beating Sale on Saturday.

    The first half was dominated by the boot with Farrell edging Saracens ahead at the break with two penalties to Gopperth's one.

    Despite being pegged back at 9-9, Saracens started to dominate and Taylor scored the first try of the game after bursting through midfield and embarking on a 40m run to the line.

    A ricochet went in Saracens' favour soon after and Farrell was the grateful recipient as he collected to go over for their second try.

    The England fly-half converted both scores to put Sarries in total control before adding a penalty to take his match tally to 21 points.

    Wasps did manage a late consolation, with one-Test All Blacks cap Halai going over in the corner and Gopperth converting.