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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.


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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