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Racing 92 centre Virimi Vakatawa scored the opener against Saracens on Sunday

Depleted European Champions Cup holders Saracens were roundly beaten 30-10 by an upbeat Racing 92, who ripped open their visitors with four tries at the Paris La Defense Arena on Sunday.

Saracens made the trip to Paris without seven English internationals as they looked for an upturn in fortunes after a horrible fortnight.

They dropped an appeal against a £5.4 million ($6.97 million) fine and a 35-point English Premiership penalty for salary cap breaches earlier on Sunday, according to British media reports.

The points deduction will come into effect on Monday and the European champions could be forgiven for succumbing to a concerted French effort in Paris.

The defeat is doubly damaging for Saracens as Pool 4 also includes a strong Munster side, who won 32-13 at Ospreys on Saturday.

“Winning our first game of the campaign against the defending champions was great,” said Racing scrum-half

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