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London Irish 19-28 Saracens

Published: 14 Apr 2012 17:300 comments

DELON Armitage marked his return to the London Irish starting line-up with two tries but they were not enough to save the Exiles from their seventh successive Aviva Premiership defeat - a 19-28 loss to Saracens.

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Armitage struck in each half for Irish, whose other nine points came from three Tom Homer penalties.

England fly-half Charlie Hodgson was the stand-out performer for Saracens, kicking all five of his penalties in addition to two drop goals and converting Sarries' only try, scored by flanker Will Fraser.

Irish were even denied a losing bonus point because of Hodgson's last minute drop goal.

Flanker Jamie Gibson was sin-binned in the 52nd minute.

Alex Corbisiero became the youngest London Irish player, at 23 years old, to captain his side in the professional era.

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