Saints winger Elliott back with a try-scoring bang

BACK WITH A BANG - Jamie Elliott
BACK WITH A BANG - Jamie Elliott

Jamie Elliott scored twice in his return from injury as the Wanderers beat Oxford University 26-0 at Franklin’s Gardens on Monday night.

Elliott, who hasn’t played for Saints since February 11 due to a hamstring injury, got a brace inside nine minutes and was then withdrawn 17 minutes later.

The decision to replace the 20-year-old wing wizard was merely a precaution as it was always planned to haul him off before the 30-minute mark.

The Wanderers went on to score two more tries, through replacements Alex Wootton and Matt Williams, to clinch a comfortable victory.

Oxford had been hit by a red card to captain and No.8 John Carter, who put in an ugly elbow charge on Wanderers fly-half Will Hooley.

And the home side, already in control, proceeded to shut out the Dark Blues, making it a Varsity double after their recent win against Cambridge University.