Saracens win Aviva Premiership title after final win over Exeter Chiefs

Saracens have won their fourth Aviva Premiership title after beating Exeter Chiefs 27-10 at Twickenham.

Tries from Billy Vunipola and Chris Wyles gave Sarries a 12-3 half-time lead, after Joe Simmonds early penalty.

Wyles, who will retire after this season, crossed again in the second half after being set free 20 metres out.

Gareth Steenson scored Exeter’s only try before a late Nathan Earle try secured the victory for Saracens.

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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall: “This win feels special for a couple of reasons.

“From where we were in December after losing three Premiership games in a row, as a group we were calm and composed and fought our way through that period.

“I’m also pleased because of the quality of the performance, It feels like it’s our best final performance because of the quality of the opposition we played today.

“I think the players would say it felt brilliant on the field. We were so alive and I felt it was a top-class performance.”

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Exeter director of rugby Stuart Baxter: “Finals are about the winners and that’s really how we should be focusing now.

“Saracens were very good and they put their best game out there on the park today.

“Their management of the game and the moments they came up with and how they exploited that pressure into points was very, very good. We didn’t handle that well enough on the day.

“I can be churlish and go on about our own performance and the bits and pieces we didn’t do very well, but a lot of that comes down to Saracens.

“Some of the things we did wrong you can put down to pressure on the scoreboard and the good things Saracens were doing. That’s what we’ve got to learn from.”

Cover Photo: Twickenham Stadium by Alessio Bragadini used under license by CC BY-SA 2.0.

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