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Rugby Union: Marlie Packer hat-trick helps Saracens beat Harlequins

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 December 2017

Marlie Packer carries the ball forward for Saracens against Harlequins (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

Marlie Packer carries the ball forward for Saracens against Harlequins (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

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Tyrells Premier 15s: Harlequins 19 Saracens 28

Marlie Packer’s hat-trick helped Saracens Women put an end to Harlequins’ perfect season with a sensational 28-19 victory at The Stoop.

The hosts were first to put points on the board after Holly Myers tore down the wing, but Packer responded just two minutes later, emerging from a driving maul to score.

The lead changed hands twice more as Quins were awarded a penalty try, before Poppy Cleall went over.

Two tries for Packer either side of half-time brought the bonus-point win for the visitors, giving them a four-point lead at the top of the table.

Quins’ Fiona Fletcher claimed another five points, but it would make little difference with Saracens fly-half Zoe Harrison ensuring her side’s lead through several impressive touchline conversions.

The match was played in front of a good crowd, with many who had witnessed the Harlequins men’s team beat their Saracens rivals 20-19 in the Aviva Premiership sticking around to watch the game.

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