Maro Itoje returns from injury for Saracens' Champions Cup quarter-final

Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg

Farrell pulled out of the team after his wife went into labour on Saturday morning and in the England captain's absence seven tries were amassed against the outclassed Warriors.

However, it didn't cause too much disruption, as Williams and Strettle each went on to bag a brace of tries, while Goode orchestrated proceedings well in the playmaker role.

A patient build-up came to a head when Vunipola offloaded in the tackle and George took Goode's pass to tie in defenders by the touchline before Williams arrived on an incisive line to plunder his second.

Two penalties from Adam Hastings, however, changed the complexion at 22-13 and the failure of Glasgow to...

The hosts gained a measure of comfort early in the second half from Lozowski's penalty and Williams' second try of the afternoon.

George was driven over from a short range line-out for Saracens' sixth try but the Warriors were back on the scoresheet when an injection of pace by Hogg created a touch down for George Horne.

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Saracens will now face Johann van Graan's Munster in the semi-finals.

Momentum swung firmly in Saracens' favour as David Strettle and Brad Barritt forced their way through the Glasgow defence for two tries in four minutes.

A George Horne try briefly stemmed the tide before Nick Tompkins added further gloss with a score between the posts, although Glasgow did at least have the final say when Matt Fagerson crossed. Conversions: Adam Hastings (3).

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Brad Barritt (c), 11 Liam Williams, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Richard Barrington, 2 Jamie George, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Will Skelton, 5 George Kruis, 6 Maro Itoje, 7 Jackson Wray, 8 Billy Vunipola.

Hogg's well-timed pass found wing Rory Hughes and his inside ball released Scotland scrum-half Ali Price - one of 10 players in this match who had featured in the dramatic 38-38 draw between England and Scotland at Twickenham a fortnight ago.

Replacements: 16 Kevin Bryce, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Siua Halanukonuka, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Chris Fusaro, 21 George Horne, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Niko Matawalu.

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