Saracens' dominant first half ensured their experiment of staging a home Heineken Cup match overseas was rewarded with a 30-13 victory over Racing Metro at King Baudouin Stadium.
The London club will be content to return to Brussels on the strength of a performance that puts them in control of Pool One, denying Racing a bonus point in the process.
Tries from Chris Wyles and Steve Borthwick put the 2011 Aviva Premiership champions in the driving seat, but their opponents were only fully subdued by Will Fraser's touchdown four minutes from time. A crowd of 18,202 saw the superb Charlie Hodgson kick 15 points, while Borthwick and centre Brad Barritt both enjoyed fine afternoons.
Racing touched down for the first time after Masi Matadigo and Juan Martin Hernandez combined to send winger Juan Imhoff scorching over and Hernandez converted, while former England back Olly Barkley and Gaetan Germain kicked over a penalty each.
- Steve Borthwick
- Racing Metro
- Chris Wyles