Owen Farrell Saracens survive sending off to keep quarter-final hopes alive

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Saracens’ 22-15 Champions Cup victory kept alive their quarter-final hopes, and it was achieved despite having Wales international prop Rhys Carré sent off in the fifth minute. They even went down to 13 men when flanker Calum Clark was sin-binned, but 17 points from teenage fly-half Manu Vunipola [cousin of Billy and Mako] and an Alex Lewington try saw them home.

It means they are likely to reach the last eight for a ninth successive season by beating Allianz Park visitors Racing 92 next weekend.

Saracens arrived at the Liberty Stadium after a week when lawyer Neil Golding was appointed as non-executive chairman, while it also emerged that players are set to be trimmed from a star-studded squad in order to comply with salary cap regulations. Saracens were docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36 million after being found to have exceeded the £7m

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