Saracens V Glasgow Warriors

Defending champions Saracens eased past Glasgow Warriors on a sun-drenched Allianz Park.Lee Jones scores against Saracens

Owen Farrell penalties and a powerfully finished try from Chris Ashton put the London club 14-3 up at the interval.

Warriors - in their first European quarter-final - hit back as Lee Jones finished from a fine Finn Russell kick.

But Marcelo Bosch and Brad Barritt went over before Ashton scored to book Saracens a semi-final spot for the fifth-straight year.

After just two minutes Saracens worked their way downfield, spun it wide to Ashton and only the scrambling Jones snuffed out the danger, the wing putting his opposite number into touch.

Four minutes later again the Warriors had to rely on last-ditch defending to keep Saracens out, Tommy Seymour doing the job on Sean Maitland this time.

Farrell knocked over a penalty soon after and then co-captain Jonny Gray had to leave the field with an injury.

Glasgow dragged themselves level through a Russell penalty, then fell behind again with another for Farrell. Saracens got the reward that their possession demanded when Ashton went over in the corner.

Farrell's missed conversion kept it at 14-3 to the break. After the re-start Glasgow manufactured a score out of nothing. Russell's crossfield kick was fielded by Jones who beat Alex Goode, handed-off Ashton and ran in to score. Russell's conversion hit an upright.

Schalk Brits launched an attack, then Ali Price did brilliantly to scamper after and haul down a Richard Wigglesworth breakaway. But the Glasgow dam burst open just after and in Saracens flowed, Bosch driving through two tacklers to score. Farrell's conversion made it 21-8.

The fly-half added a penalty as Saracens carried on pounding away at the Glasgow line. Later still there was another Saracens try. Saracens went right, then cut back and went left, Barritt finishing it off. Farrell made it 31-8 with the boot.

A fourth try came as Saracens worked an overlap and Ashton got his second of the day. Farrell's conversion was good.

Glasgow never gave up and continued to look for a consolation, which Ryan Wilson got at the death, but that was the end of Glasgow's European adventure for another season as the defending Champions progressed to the semi-finals.

live commentary 1:00 PM Sunday 2 Apr 2017

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