Aviva Premiership

Saracens win to stay top, Quins see off Worcester

Tries from Chris Wyles, Sean Maitland and Billy Vunipola helped Saracens cement their place at the top of the Premiership table with a regulation 24-10 win over Leicester at Allianz Park.

The hosts led 17-3 at the break before Leicester briefly threatened a second-half comeback as replacement centre George Catchpole found the line moments after Saracens had lost Mako Vunipola to a yellow card for an off-the-ball block on Freddie Burns.

Despite piling on the late pressure, however, Richard Cockerill's men were ultimtely unable to salvage a losing bonus-point.

Harlequins, meanwhile, proved far too strong for struggling Worcester, piling on 29 points in the second half as they ran out 36-14 winners at the Twickenham Stoop.

The injury-ravaged visitors were seeking their first away success since winning the corresponding fixture last season and managed to get to the break with the scores locked at 7-7, helped by Harlequins losing England prop Joe Marler to a yellow card for bringing down a maul.

However, James Horwill, Mike Brown, Joe Marchant and Tim Visser all subsequently found the line for the London side who climbed to fifth in the table courtesy of the bonus-point win.