Saracens maintained their Gallagher Premiership play-off push with an impressive 40-3 victory over Bath Rugby in the latest round of league matches.
Two tries from Tom Woolstencroft helped the three-time European champions to a 40-3 home success over opponents they will be aiming to join in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16.
Saracens, who need to beat CA Brive in their final Pool C clash to guarantee qualification, leapfrogged Gloucester Rugby back into second in the Premiership with the bonus-point win.
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Alex Goode, Alex Lewington and Theo McFarland scored Saracens’ other tries, with Alex Lozowski kicking three conversions and three penalties. Ben Spencer replied with a penalty for Bath.
Elsewhere, EPCR Challenge Cup Pool A side Biarritz Olympique pulled off a shock in the TOP 14 to edge out last season’s Heineken Champions Cup finalists Stade Rochelais 27-24.
Castres Olympique, another side gearing up for the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout phase, won 22-10 at RC Toulon to stay in the hunt for a play-off spot.
Castres’ victory took them above Stade Toulousain into fourth place, although they have played two games more than Toulouse, while Biarritz’s win lifted them from the foot of the table.