Jersey Reds had not played a competitive game for 378 days after last season was curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Greene King IPA Championship:
Saracens: (24) 45
Tries: Lewington 2, Obatoyinbo 2, Taylor, Segun, Wray Cons: Vunipola 5
Jersey Reds:(6) 13
Try: Macfarlane Con: Cope Pens: Cope 2

Saracens bounced back from their opening round defeat by running in seven tries to beat Jersey Reds and secure a first Championship win.

But two tries from Alex Lewington, two from Elliott Obatoyinbo and scores from Duncan Taylor, Rotimi Segun and Jackson Wray ensured a comfortable win.

Jersey’s Jack Macfarlane got a try in his side’s first game of the season.

Saracens – who were without their England stars including Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly and Maro Itoje due to Six Nations commitments – were relegated to the second tier last season after breaching the Premiership’s salary cap rules.

The Championship’s Covid-19 shortened season began last week with 11 teams playing each other once and the top two playing off at the end of the season for promotion.