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Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

LEI 12-6 SAR

FT ScoreFull Time Score

LEI 15-12 SAR

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Wayne Barnes

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
15

Full Time

Saracens
Saracens
12
Leicester Tigers
T
C
T
D
KOHTFT
Saracens
P
P
P
P

Match Stats

Leicester Tigers
Saracens
Possession
53%
47%
Territory
48%
52%
Penalties Conceded
9
10
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Tackles Won
123/143 86%
121/145 83%
Scrums Won
3/4 75%
4/4 100%
Lineouts Won
14/15 93%
7/8 88%

Player Stats

Leicester Tigers
Saracens
Leicester Tigers
TCDP
15Freddie Steward
14Chris Ashton
13Matias Moroni
12Guy Porter
11Harry Potter
10George Ford
9Richard Wigglesworth
1Ellis Genge
2Julian Montoya
3Dan Cole
4Ollie Chessum
5Calum Green
6Hanro Liebenberg1T
7Tommy Reffell
8Jasper Wiese1T
16Charlie Clare
17Nephi Leatigaga
18Joe Heyes
19Harry Wells
20George Martin
21Ben Youngs
22Freddie Burns1C1D
23Matt Scott

Commentary

CHAMPIONS

Tigers win 15-12 in the Gallagher Premiership FInal!

FREDDIE BURNS DROP GOAL, 22sec left, 15-12.

Farrell penalty, all square at 12-12 with 4min left.

Matt Scott yellow card for the high tackle on Vunipola.  

76

Tigers are back on their own tryline. And Sarries have a penalty. It's 12-9 with 4min left on clock.

64

Lots of changes from the bench as Sarries cut the lead with a penalty. It's 12-9 to Tigers on 65mins.

Farrell pen for Saracens cuts the Tigers lead to 12-9 on 64min.

60

Heyes and Scott are on for Cole and Moroni. It's still 12-6 to Tigers.  

50

Monster defence from Tigers, then Steward kicks 70 metres upfield to earn a lineout.

44

Burns with a long-range kick but just off target. Still 12-6.

41

Teams are back out for the second half. Tigers lead Saracens 12-6.

HALF TIMES arrives with Tigers 12-6 in front. Tries from Liebenberg and Wiese.

35

Burns off target with conversion but Tigers lead 12-6 on 37mins.

JASPER WIESE. Genge takes tap penalty from 5m, ball comes back and the No8 barges over. 12-6. 

34

Wigglesworth charges down a Sarries kick and Farrell has to dot down behind his own line with three Tigers chasing him down.

Penalty near halfway from Elliot Daly, brings Sarries back to 7-6.

Burns adds the kick, 7-3 on 28min

HANRO LIEBENBERG with the try on 27min. Break by Steward and Ashton, Tigers recycle and Hanro has the strength to get over the line. 5-3.

Sarries No9 Davies is yellow-carded for high tackle on Montoya.

24

George Ford is forced off the field with what looks like an ankle injury, Freddie Burns is on at 10.

21

Ford with a penalty from 40 metres, out on the left side, just wide of the right-hand post. Still 0-3.

17

An opportunity for Tigers after Goode is forced to dot down over his own tryline, but the 5-metre scrum ends with a Sarries penalty.

Penalty from Farrell gives Saracens a lead on 5min.

FINAL DAY KICK-OFF | Tigers v Saracens

It’s time for kick-off, it will be Owen Farrell to get the game started for Saracens. Tigers are playing North to South, left to right if you look from the benches. HERE WE GO!

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WEATHER CHECK

After a red-hot countdown to Final Day, it has been warm and breezy around Twickenham with a few spots of rain today. Still a few raindrops around and it is warm, about to get much warmer…

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TODAY’S OPPOSITION

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Max Malins, 13 Elliot Daly , 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Aled Davies; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Vincent Koch, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 6 Theo McFarland, 7 Ben Earl, 8 Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Eroni Mawi, 18 Alec Clarey, 19 Jackson Wray, 20 Andy Christie, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Duncan Taylor, 23 Alex Lozowski

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HOW TIGERS LINE-UP

STARTING XV

15 Freddie Steward [55], 14 Chris Ashton [11], 13 Matías Moroni [35], 12 Guy Porter [44], 11 Harry Potter [40], 10 George Ford [128], 9 Richard Wigglesworth [36]; 1 Ellis Genge [110], 2 Julián Montoya [26], 3 Dan Cole [289], 4 Ollie Chessum [30], 5 Calum Green [90], 6 Hanro Liebenberg [58], 7 Tommy Reffell [77], 8 Jasper Wiese [44]

REPLACEMENTS

16 Charlie Clare [51], 17 Nephi Leatigaga [67], 18 Joe Heyes [100], 19 Harry Wells [155], 20 George Martin [38], 21 Ben Youngs [281], 22 Freddie Burns [102], 23 Matt Scott [46]

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MATCH PREVIEW | Gallagher Premiership Final

Leicester Tigers reach double figures in Premiership Rugby Final appearances, but also a first since 2013 as they meet Saracens in the domestic season’s showpiece.

As the top two in the Gallagher Premiership table at the end of a 26-round season, Tigers and Saracens go head to head in the Final for a third time, with each club taking one win from encounters at Twickenham in 2010 and ’11.

Dan Cole, a starter when Tigers last won the title at Twickenham in 2013 and making his 290th first-team appearance today, said: “You learn over time and appreciate how hard it is just to win games in the Premiership let alone get to Finals.

“We will never have this same set of players again, maybe not have the same opportunities again. You impress on the guys that you hope Leicester have many more finals but you have to appreciate this for what it is on the day.

“There have been a lot of changes at the club on and off the field, and I think to get to the Final it is a nice way of showing all the hard work that everyone has put in.”

Leicester have lost just one of their last five matches at Twickenham in Premiership action, against Bath in ‘The Clash’ in April 2017.

Saracens have won on their last eight visits since defeat by Northampton in the 2014 Final. This is their eighth Premiership Final appearance.

Sarries captain Owen Farrell said: “We’ve got an opportunity to do something special and we’re really looking forward to it.

“We’re up against a fantastic side who we respect, so we have had to make sure our preparation has been right. The past is the past and we want to make sure that all of the exciting stuff is in front of us.”

Referee Wayne Barnes takes charge of his 10th Premiership Final.

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Great reception from the fans for the Tigers team arrival.

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It’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final Day. Wherever you are, you can keep up to date with Matchday Live on the Tigers App and website at www.leicestertigers.com.

We are LIVE from Twickenham Stadium as Leicester Tigers face Saracens. Kick-off is at 3.00pm.


Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

15
Alex Goode
14
Max Malins
13
Elliot Daly
12
Nick Tompkins
11
Sean Maitland
10
Owen Farrell
9
Aled Davies
1
Mako Vunipola
2
Jamie George
3
Vincent Koch
4
Maro Itoje
5
Nick Isiekwe
6
Theodore McFarland
7
Ben Earl
8
Billy Vunipola

Subs

16
Kapeli Pifeleti
17
Eroni Mawi
18
Alec Clarey
19
Jackson Wray
20
Andy Christie
21
Ivan van Zyl
22
Duncan Taylor
23
Alex Lozowski
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Leicester Tigers
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Saracens
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Form Guide
Form
LWWWW
Last Match
Beat Saracens 15-12
Past Meeting
Won 15-12
Form
Last Match
Past Meeting
Form
WWLWL
Last Match
Lost to Leicester Tigers 12-15
Past Meeting
Lost 12-15