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Super Sarries shock Boks at Wembley

<strong>SARACENS (24) </strong>vs.<strong> SOUTH AFRICA (23)</strong><br /><br />PREMIERSHIP leaders Saracens staged a thrilling comeback to stun world champions South Africa in front of a roaring crowd of over 46,000 at Wembley last night.<br /><br />Former Springbok fly-half Derick Hougaard kicked 14 points to help Sarries claw their way back from 18-6 down and subject the tourists to a third straight defeat.<br /><br />Looking to bounce back from defeats against Leicester and then France lastFriday, the newly-crowned Tri Nations champions started the stronger and opened up a 12-point lead at the break courtesy of tries from Juan de Jongh and Jongi Nokwe.<br /><br />But Sarries, who fielded no fewer than seven South African players, hit back with tries from No8 Ernst Joubert and Durban-born England Saxons centre Brad Barritt.<br /><br />Back came South Africa, however, with the brilliant Nokwe going over for his second try of the match but Sarries weren&rsquo;t to be denied with Hougaard sending Wembley into raptures six minutes from time with the match-winning drop goal.<br /><br />&ldquo;This victory is massively up there with previous great Saracens performances,&rdquo; Saracens lock Hugh Vyvyan said afterwards.<br /><br />&ldquo;To beat South Africa at Wembley is just fantastic. It&rsquo;s great for some of us here because we don&rsquo;t often get the chance to play the great players like these.&rdquo;<br /><br />But, despite the result, it wasn&rsquo;t the most profitable of nights for the unbeaten Sarries. One member of the crowd successfully hit the crossbar in a half-time kicking competition, forcing chairman Nigel Wray to write out a cheque for &pound;250,000.<br /><br />South Africa now take on Italy on Saturday while Sarries host Wasps in the Premiership on Sunday.<br />