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Result: Heavy defeat relegates Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are relegated from the Aviva Premiership following a 44-20 defeat to Saracens.

Saracens have thrashed Worcester Warriors 44-20 this afternoon to extend their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership and relegate the league's bottom club.

Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens on the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens at Kingston Park on April 20, 2014© Getty Images

David Strettle and Chris Ashton had tries inside the opening 10 minutes as the league leaders opened up an early advantage.

Chris Pennell crossed the line shortly before half time to give Worcester some hope, but Jackson Wray managed to add a third for Saracens in the final second of the opening 40 minutes.

Ashton continued to prove a threat at the start of the second half and added his second 50 minutes in, leaving the home side 20 points ahead.

Wray was able to claim a hat-trick as he scored two tries in the space of three minutes to put the win beyond doubt.

With Strettle finishing the game in the sin bin, Pennell and Semisi Taulava both grabbed consolation tries, but it was not enough for visitors to avoid the drop.

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Saracens' David Strettle celebrates after scoring his try on December 16, 2012
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