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Aviva Premiership final live: Saracens vs Exeter Chiefs - Sarries win the double after sealing Twickenham victory

Re-live the action from Twickenham as Saracens beat Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership final

Jack de Menezes@JackdeMenezes
Saturday 28 May 2016 13:02
Duncan Taylor celebrates with Chris Ashton after scoring a try for Saracens
Duncan Taylor celebrates with Chris Ashton after scoring a try for Saracens

Saracens have won the double after defeating Exeter Chiefs 28-20 in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham, two weeks after winning the European Champions Cup,with tries from Duncan Taylor, Chris Wyles and Alex Goode ending the Devonians' spirited comeback. Follow the latest here.

  • Saracens claim a third Premiership title with 28-20 victory
  • Duncan Taylor and Chris Wyles both score tries before the break
  • Exeter fight back from 23-6 down thanks to tries from Jack Yeardle and Jack Nowell
  • Alex Goode score three minutes from tie seals victory for Sarries
  • Title adds to European Champions Cup success a fortnight ago

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Everything you need to know about the Premiership final

Previous Premiership final winners:

2015 – Saracens

2014 – Northampton Saints

2013 – Leicester Tigers

2012 – Harlequins

2011 – Saracens

2010 – Leicester Tigers

2009 – Leicester Tigers

2008 – Wasps

2007 – Leicester Tigers

2006 – Sale Sharks

2005 – Wasps

2004 – Wasps

2003 – Wasps

Saracens are bidding to join Wasps and Leicester as English double winners.


Alex Goode celebrates with his Saracens team-mates after scoring the crucial third try 

Jack de Menezes28 May 2016 17:04

Full-time: Brad Barritt launches the Aviva Premiership high into the air as Saracens break into celebration, with all the fireworks and champagne acustomed to such a great achievement. Are they the best team in the world? It's hard to argue against them, and they can now call themselves three-time Premiership champions as well as the kings of Europe.

Credit must go to Exeter too, as they were nothing short of brilliant in the second half and made a proper game of it. Reducing the lead to just three points made the closing minutes a real contest, only for Goode to decide the match with a crucial try.

Jack de Menezes28 May 2016 17:06

Read Hugh Godwin's match report from Twickenham here: 

Jack de Menezes28 May 2016 17:19

Full-time: That's all from us for today's Premiership final, although it's just the start of our live sporting coverage today as he have the Championship play-off final unfolding as we speak as well as the Champions League final later this eveing. 

Congratulations to Saracens for proving they are simply a cut above the rest of England - and indeed Europe - this season. Thanks for joining me, and don't miss our live coverage tomorrow of England vs Wales as the summer programme clicks into gear.

See you then.,

Jack de Menezes28 May 2016 17:22

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