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Brave Sarries end Ospreys' run

Published 16/12/2011

Ernst Joubert
Ernst Joubert

Saracens took a big stride towards a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as a magnificent defensive effort saw them end the Ospreys' 17-match unbeaten European home record with a 16-13 win at the Liberty Stadium.

Number eight Ernst Joubert capitalised on a charge down from a Dan Biggar clearance to cross for Saracens' try, with centre Owen Farrell adding the conversion and three penalties to seal victory for the Aviva Premiership champions.

Biggar kicked two penalties for the hosts and converted a second-half try from lock Ian Gough, but they could not make their dominance of territory and possession count due to the visitors' phenomenal effort when not in possession, particularly in a second half where they played 20 minutes a man down after Schalk Brits and Kelly Brown were sin-binned.

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