Premiership final 2019: Exeter vs Saracens team news, what time does it start, TV channel, how to watch and stream online

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Premiership final

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 01 June 2019 14:00
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Exeter Chiefs will attempt to gain revenge against Saracens when the two meet in the Premiership final for the third time in four years, with memories of last season’s defeat at Twickenham still fresh for the table-toppers.

The two clubs proved a cut above the rest throughout the season, which showed all too clearly in the semi-finals as Saracens thrashed Gloucester and Exeter did the same to Northampton Saints for the second week running – with both sides putting more than 40 points on their last-four opponents.

Exeter head in to the final knowing that the odds are stacked against them even though they finished top of the pile for a second consecutive season, given the way that Saracens powered to the Heineken Champions Cup this season.

But if anyone can beat Saracens, it’s Exeter. The memories of last season’s 27-10 final defeat remain but so too does the one of their 2017 triumph, where they beat Saracens in the semi-finals on the way to a thrilling extra-time victory over Wasps.

Saracens meanwhile are looking to do the double for the second time in three years following their European triumph three weeks’ ago, and should they do so, they will arguably cement their status as the most dominant club side in the world.

When is it?

The Premiership final takes place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 1 June.

What time does it start?

Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens kicks off at 3pm.

Where can I watch it?

The Premiership final will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 2pm. Highlights will be shown live on Channel 5 on Monday 3 June at 7pm.

The match will also be shown live on the BT Sport App.

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Teams

Exeter Chiefs: Jack Nowell; Alex Cuthbert, Henry Slade, Ollie Devoto, Tom O’Flaherty; Joe Simmonds, Nic White; Ben Moon, Jack Yeandle, Harry Williams; Dave Dennis, Jonny Hill; Dave Ewers, Don Armand, Matt Kvesic.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Alec Hepburn, Tomas Francis, Sam Skinner, Sam Simmonds, Jack Maunder, Gareth Steenson, Sam Hill.

Saracens: Alex Goode; Liam Williams, Alex Lozowski, Brad Barritt, Sean Maitland; Owen Farrell, Ben Spencer; Richard Barrington, Jamie George, Vincent Koch; Will Skelton, George Kruis; Maro Itoje, Jackson Wray, Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Tom Woolstencroft, Ralph Adams-Hale, Christian Judge, Nick Isiekwe, Mike Rhodes, Richard Wigglesworth, Nick Tompkins, David Strettle.

Odds

Exeter to win: 13/5

Saracens to win: 1/3

Draw (after 80 mins): 19/1

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