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Saracens march on

Saracens kept up the pressure on Aviva Premiership leaders Harlequins by securing a 25-5 triumph - their fifth win of the season - at the expense of Newcastle.

Joe Maddock, Alex Goode and James Short crossed for Sarries, with Charlie Hodgson adding two conversions and two penalties, while the Falcons' only points came through Luke Fielden's 17th-minute try.

But the reigning champions trooped off at the end looking dejected at their failure to convert an emphatic percentage of possession and territory into a fourth try and a bonus point.

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