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Gallagher Premiership final live : Saracens vs Leicester in Twickenham

Saracens vs Leicester Tigers in the final at Twickenham Stadium on June 18; Ben Earl’s hat-trick among five tries for Saracens in their 34-17 success over Harlequins, as Leicester defeated Northampton 27-14 in the other semi-final

Saracens completed an immediate return to the Gallagher Premiership final after showing their steel to withstand a late Harlequins onslaught in a 34-17 victory at the StoneX Stadium.

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In their first season back in the top flight after being relegated for repeated salary cap breaches, they overcame the defending champions in an intense semi-final despite being reduced to 13 men at one stage during the final quarter.

The defending champions fought desperately to overcome the 27-12 deficit but, even when yellow cards to Elliot Daly and Billy Vunipola reduced Saracens to 13 men, they could not take full advantage.

Saracens lost a third player to the sin-bin when Alex Lozowksi also departed for a high tackle – the match’s four yellow cards were for the same offence – but their resilience swept them to a deserved win

 

 

 

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