9 PENNELL – still at the top of his game at 32 as he scored a brilliant try, was exemplary under the high ball and was a thorn in Sarries’ side all afternoon. My man of the match.

6 Howe – attacked with vigour but his fumble led to Tompkins’ score and misread Whiteley’s chip that resulted in Bosch powering over.

8 Olivier – produced a superb 80-minute display on his final outing as a professional rugby player as the veteran centre was Warriors’ top tackler with 14 hits.

7 Te’o – has faced criticism from supporters during his three-season spell at Sixways but was a go-to player for Worcester as he smashed forward on numerous occasions.

8 Adams – got under Sarries’ skin at times as he was involved in a bit of a scuffle but kept his head together to become Warriors’ all-time top Premiership try-scorer with a late score.

8 Weir – showed nerves of steel to convert Adams’ try and land a match-winning penalty at the death as he dispatched all five of his kicks.

7 Hougaard – continued his fine form with another energetic performance and his fizzing pass out wide created the opening for Adams to put Pennell away.

8 Waller – his ability in the loose has been a real asset to Warriors in recent weeks as his burst and offload teed up Fatialofa for a first-half try.

7 Annett – was pinged on a couple of occasions but did not put a foot wrong at the lineout. He also held firm defensively and came close to scoring.

7 Schonert – did his hopes of sealing a place in England’s training squad for World Cup no harm as he caused Sarries loosehead Figallo problems in the scrum.

7 Bresler – came to Warriors’ rescue with a superb tackle on Burger when Sarries looked set to score and got a lineout steal five metres from the visitors’ try-line.

8 Fatialofa – saved his best showing until the last match as the returning lock sprinted over for his first try for the club and fronted up well in defence.

7 Hill – moments after giving Whiteley a chance at goal after being caught offside the young flanker made amends with a close-range score to cap a brilliant breakthrough season.

7 du Preez – Warriors upped the ante when Lewis came on in his place but the Scotland international still packed a punch at openside with some heavy hits.

7 van Velze – crossed in the corner only for the try to be ruled out after replays showed his foot was in touch when he grounded. He also made the odd handling error.

Replacements: Singleton 7 (Annett 49), Black (Waller 66), Milasinovich 7 (47-56 and 66), Kitchener 7 (Fatialofa 50), Lewis 8 (Du Preez 50), Arr (Hougaard 66). Not used: Shillcock, Hearle.

Attendance: TBC.

Referee: A Leal.

Saracens: Gallagher; Strettle (Segun 49), Bosch (Griffiths 64), Tompkins, Lewington; Vunipola (Taylor 71), Whiteley; Figallo (Thompson-Stringer 56), Gray (Woolstencroft 49), Judge (Walker 59), Isiekwe, Day (Kpoku 49), Clark, Burger (Christie 64), Earl.


0-3: Whiteley penalty, 6mins.

5-3: Fatialofa try, 10mins.

7-3: Weir conv, 11mins.

7-6: Whiteley penalty, 24mins.

YELLOW CARD: Strettle (Saracens), 26mins.

7-11: Tompkins try, 33mins.

7-13: Whiteley conv, 34mins.

12-13: Pennell try, 35mins.

14-13: Weir conv, 36mins.

14-16: Whiteley penalty, 38mins.

Half-time: Worcester Warriors 14-16 Saracens.

14-19: Whiteley penalty, 50mins.

19-19: Hill try, 55mins.

21-19: Weir conv, 56mins.

21-24: Bosch try, 60mins.

21-26: Whiteley conv, 61mins.

21-29: Whiteley penalty, 68mins.

YELLOW: Earl (Saracens), 75mins.

26-29: Adams try, 76mins.

28-29: Weir conv, 77mins.

31-29: Weir penalty, 80mins.

Full-time: Worcester Warriors 31-29 Saracens.