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Semi-Final Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Semi-Final Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Exeter Chiefs finished off the regular season with a run of eight successive maximum point victories and play in the semi-finals for a second successive year.

Exeter have lost just one of their last eight semifinal encounters in all competitions: 19-30 at Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup in 2015.

The Devonians have lost just twice at Sandy Park in Aviva Premiership Rugby this season – to Saracens in round 2 and Bath in round 7.

Saracens six game winning run in Premiership Rugby ended with their 15-35 reversal at Wasps in round 22.

Saracens have won just two of their last five away games in the competition: at Newcastle in round 17 and at Northampton in round 20.

Saracens have played in eight previous Premiership Rugby semifinals, the last seven in succession, and have progressed to the final on five occasions, 2010, 2011, and 2014 to 2016.

Saracens are unbeaten in their last five matches against The Chiefs since Exeter’s 24-20 win at Allianz Park in May 2015. Saracens record at Sandy Park is an impressive won five lost two.

Sandy Park, 2.30pm – Live on BT Sport

Referee: Wayne Barnes (184th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys, Ross Campbell.

TMO: Stuart Terheege.


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