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Farrell boots Sarries to victory

England's new-boy Owen Farrell kept his nerve to kick Saracens to a 20-16 victory over Biarritz and to the brink of a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

Farrell showed just the kind of composure that has seen him earmarked for Test honours since the age of 14 to land his fifth penalty three minutes from time to seal the win.

Saracens had led 14-6 at the interval courtesy of a try from scrum-half Ben Spencer and Farrell's first three penalties before Biarritz came back at them in the second half.

Dimitri Yachvili scored all of the points for Biarritz, including a charge-down try, as the French visitors pushed Saracens to the wire and earn a losing bonus point.

But Saracens now need only gain a single point against Treviso next weekend to confirm their place in the last eight.


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