Kevin McLaughlin muscled over for a 10th-minute try, with Paddy Jackson's right boot ensuring a 10-0 half-time lead for the Ireland Wolfhounds.
George Ford's 50th-minute penalty got the Saxons off the mark and the 19-year-old fly-half went on to guide the visitors home, backed by a stiffening wind.
Ford and the man of the match, Graham Kitchener, sparked the break that eventually led, after a period of patient build-up play, to Will Fraser's unconverted try in the right corner. The Saracens flanker did superbly well to ground the ball despite being tackled by Luke Fitzgerald.
The win was sealed by a late penalty from Ford from near halfway – his third of the match – with the Wolfhounds pinned back out of scoring range.
Both teams contained a smattering of senior-capped players with some harbouring hopes of earning Six Nations call-ups. The fit-again Fitzgerald, enjoying his first run-out in green since neck surgery last summer, boosted his chances with a workmanlike display. Leicester's Jordan Crane captained a Saxons side with an average age of less than 24.
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