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Venter savours Sarries success

Brendan Venter hailed his Saracens side's attitude and adaptability as they restored some pride in their Heineken Cup campaign with a 19-14 win away to Racing Metro in snowy Paris.

The Watford-based club had lost all three matches in Pool Two heading into this match and have no realistic chance of reaching the knockout stages. But Owen Farrell was the key man as they took a 16-0 lead into half-time, kicking two penalties, a drop goal and a conversion while also setting up Brad Barritt's try.

Director of rugby Venter told Sky Sports 3: "We played really well last week as well but they just beat us in the end (24-21). It was a great first-half performance and tactically we weren't as sharp in the second half as we could have been but it's a great win for us."

He added: "It was about who could play the conditions best, that was the main thing, and in the first half we were really good at that.

"We gave them two soft tries in the second half but the guys did brilliantly to keep going."


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