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Sarries through after battling win

Published 22/01/2012

Owen Farrell
Owen Farrell

Saracens were made to sweat before eventually overcoming Treviso 26-20 to secure their place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

Needing just a point to safeguard their passage through to the knockout stages, the English heavyweights laboured against the Italian outfit and had to erase a 17-13 half-time deficit before pulling clear in the second half.

Mouritz Botha and David Strettle both touched down for Sarries and Owen Farrell added 16 points with the boot to set up a home quarter-final tie.

Mark McCall's men are now the only English side left in contention in Europe's top tournament, but will know that they will have up their game several notches when the knockout stages commence in early April.

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