Max Malins was Saracens’ magic man in tights, as he became the first player to score two hat-tricks in a week, leaving Wasps aside.
The England running back made four attempts after scoring three at Bath last week, continuing his remarkable streak.
Only fellow Saracen Francisco Leonelli had won two 3-pointers in consecutive rounds, but his in 2008 against Leeds and Wasps came three weeks apart.
Saracen star Max Malins (right) became the first player to score two hat-tricks in one week.
The England runner made four attempts and the Saracens pushed aside a Wasps team hit by injury 56-15
And Malins, 24, did it all in tights, now allowed on plastic fields, as Sarries scored 127 points and 18 attempts in 160 minutes of league action over seven days.
The power of tights! You need to be careful! I knew I was going to get a stick for it, so I had to put on a good performance, right? ” Laughed Malins, who decided to use them just before the start as he has healing cuts on his knees. I don’t want to reopen before going to the England camp.
I brought them with me and saw that Jonny May had worn them on Saturday, which opened the door for everyone. I saw it was a dry day, so I didn’t want to take the risk. ‘
Sarries boss Mark McCall was not only pleased with Malins, who now has 16 attempts in 11 games, including his loan stint at Bristol, but once again singled out Billy Vunipola, dropped by England for a scorer of try here for high praise.
“I’ll never know how Billy didn’t get the man of the match,” McCall said.
“Billy was amazing today, a force of nature in the first half. He gave us all the momentum, all the breakthrough, he physically imposed it, I thought it was wonderful. ‘
Malins did it all in leggings, which players can now wear on plastic courts.
Consider this Wasps beginning XV: Charlie Atkinson; Marcus Watson, Paolo Odogwu, Malakai Fekitoa, Josh Bassett; Jacob Umaga, Dan Robson; Ben Harris, Gabriel Oghre, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Joe Launchbury, Vaea Fifita, Brad Shields, Jack Willis, Alfie Barbeary.
And this bench: Dan Frost, Theo Vukasinovic, James Gaskell, Tom Willis, Rob Miller, Michael Le Bourgeois, Ryan Mills, Sam Spink.
When you realize that there is also a list of the 23 who did not play against the Saracens (15 injured, one suspended and seven rotated), Lee Blackett’s homework here brutally hit home.
How the hell, really, was the Wasps supposed to win against an enthusiastic Sarries who had just put up 71 points at Bath last week?
Then add four more withdrawals during the first half (Will Simonds, Pieter Scholtz, Tom Cruse and Ben Morris) and the die was well and truly cast.
Sarries had no mercy on the poor Wasps. At halftime they led 27-3; two Farrell penalties to set them off, then Jamie George took his fourth of the season to celebrate his recall to England.
The Wasps lost four stars to injury early on as Jamie George, Billy Vunipola and Malins all scored early
That score came after a delightfully simple move in which Aled Davies appeared before the rampant Vincent Koch, ran through a gaping hole, and then fed George to beat the last man.
After the Wasps temporarily stopped one-way traffic with a Jimmy Gopperth penalty, Sarries began to conjure.
Alex Goode pirouetted to beat Zach Kibirige in the blink of an eye, then threw a reverse spinning pass inside. Nick Tompkins soon broke apart, Sean Maitland pulled them closer and then the quick hands of Goode and Maro Itoje gave Malins first.
Right at halftime, Wasps knocked out five outs from his line as he cleared the ball on defense, Sarries made the scrum and Billy Vunipola appeared for Sarries’ third.
Farrell converted them all and after the break the Saracens kept coming, Malins soon scored another down the left.
England ace Owen Farrell added 16 loot points as the Saracens sealed an emphatic victory
Don’t drop anything! Farrell roared beside her as Wasps attempted a late meeting; He would have been livid that then-ex-Saracen Ali Crossdale could throw a wide pass to Gopperth to try.
The Kiwi had eight more Premiership appearances than all the other Wasps backs put together, which shows just how light the visitors were.
But they did not give up. Itoje passed loose near the Wasps line below and the ball spilled – Crossdale hit it long, putting Kibirige against Farrell in a foot race that the winger won by miles, kicking and rallying to score a try that Gopperth converted.
However, Malins completed his second hat-trick in a week and then took a quarter by completing an excellent one-two with Farrell.
Malins left but the attempts kept coming, Alex Lozowski next and then in the last Ben Earl completed a 10-phase move while the clock was dead to confirm the full and absolute dominance of the Saracens for the second week in a row.
‘It could have been worse,’ Wasps’ Blackett said, a thin straw to grab.