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Premiership | Sandy Park
13:30 (GMT) | 20-05-2017
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Slade misses but it doesn't matter as the hooter goes Exeter victorious over Saracens
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Chiefs with the maul and moves forward over the TRY LINE it goes TRY TIME Simmonds
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Chiefs trying to come back hitting hard getting some momentum but Sarries showing some strong defense. Scrum Chiefs ball. Chiefs wins a penalty and kicks to touch and boots the ball and gives Exeter a 7 meter line-out from the Sarries try line
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Farrell misses
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Saracens gets put under pressure in their 22 and slices the ball into touch. Chiefs line-out on the Sarries 22. Penalty goes to Saracens and Farrell kicks to touch. Saracens goes wide and Brits gives a over the head pass and it is TRY TIME Ellery
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Steenson puts sarries under pressure with a great kick and finds touch with a defensive line-out for Sarries 8 short of their try line. Sarries with ball in hand breaking down right side and Sarries with momentum. Penalty Chiefs
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Brits with a break for Sarries. Farrell grubbers it down field and Chiefs wins the race and it is a 22 restart. Chiefs with a big scrum and gets rewarded with a penalty. Exeter takes it quick after a fake attempt to kick for touch.
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Chiefs with a great touch kick after penalty. Line-out inside the visitors 22. Sarriess with a turnover and kicks it down field. Steenson puts it on the boot and over cooks it.
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Saracens with ball in hand and gaining a lot more territory and ball possession. Farrell over cooks it and it is a chiefs line-out inside their 10.
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Saracens with a high kick wins the contest and Farrel grubbers it into touch . Chiefs line-out inside their 22
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Farrell misses
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Saracens goes wide and it is TRY TIME Wyles
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Saracens trying to break through. Scrum Sarries. Saracens with a big scrum and milks the penalty. Farrel does not find touch. Cgiefs kicks down field and sarries looks to counter. Saracens moving into the Chiefs 22.
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Exeter with ball in hand playing inside the Sarries half. Penalty Sarries and Farrell kicks to touch. Line-out inside the home team half
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Free-kick and Farrell kicks to touch. Chiefs line-out. Chiefs with a chip kick and bounce into touch.
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Exeter with momentum again thirsty for more after the try. Chiefs inside the Sarries 22. Knock on and it is a Sarries scrum
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Steenson adds the extras
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Exeter brreaking through gets tackle 2 short and Nowell goes over for the try
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Exeter with the kick to start the second half. Exeter with possession.

Half Time

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Half-Time and it is all level. Both teams wants it and the team dominating the second half will be victorious
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Exeter with all in hand making the meters putting up the phases and knocks it on. Scrum Saracens inside their 22.
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Penalty Saracens Billy making a great turnover saving his team.
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Saracens with ball in hand plays it wide and it gets intercepted by Exeter and counters full steam ahead and grubbers it trough and Saracens carries it over. Scrum Exeter on the visitors 5.
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Exeter with continuity hitting the rucks hard. Penalty Exeter and Steenson will attempt to convert to equal the score and it is over
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Exeter jumps on a lose ball and gains 90 meters and have a line-out on Saracens 5. Exeter with another penalty Steenson converts the 3 points
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Saracens with a line-out on the home teams 5. Saracens putting up the phases working the forwards. Saracens gets put back 20 meters after a bad pass.
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Penalty Saracens and Farrell kicks it to touch.
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Penalty Exeter and goes for touch.
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Farrell will attempt to convert and over it goes
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Exeter with momentum. Turnover and Farrell boots it down field in rolls into touch. Exeter line-out on their 5. Exeter under pressure and puts it down scrum Saracens with the feed.
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Saracens playing some great rugby playing to the overlap grubbers it down field and Nowell rescues Exeter and gets a 22 restart
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Penalty Exeter and kicks to touch.
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Saracens with a dangerous line-out on the home teams 5. Exeter steals it and carries it over. Scrum Saracens.
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Exeter with a 22 restart after a kick off too deep.
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Penalty goes to Saracens and Farrell will attempt to add 3 points for his team and over it goes.
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Exeter with ball in hand.
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Saracens to start the game with a deep kick.
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wet and windy coniditions this afternoon at Sandy Park
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Predictions show in favor of Saracens but Exeter Chiefs wont hold anything back. Players to watch is England and Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell, and this season' second best finisher with 11 tries James Short will be eaher to prove themselves against the dominating Saracens side.
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Welcome at Sandy Park where Exeter Chiefs will take on Saracens. Exeter Chiefs ended this season with 15 wins and have they sight set on the Twickenham. However, they will encounter a Saracens side standing just two wins away from achieving a second successive European and domestic trophy double.
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  • 14 Jack Nowell
  • 13 Henry Slade
  • 12 Ian Whitten
  • 11 Olly Woodburn
  • 10 Gareth Steenson
  • 9 Nic White
  • 8 Sam Simmonds
  • 7 Matt Kvesic
  • 6 Don Armand
  • 5 Sam Skinner
  • 4 Mitch Lees
  • 3 Tomas Francis
  • 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie
  • 1 Ben Moon
  • 22 Sam Hill
  • 21 Will Chudley
  • 20 Thomas Waldrom
  • 19 Jonny Hill
  • 18 Harry Williams
  • 17 Alec Hepburn
  • 16 Jack Yeandle
  • 15 Lachlan Turner
  • 15 Alex Goode
  • 14 Liam Williams
  • 13 Marcelo Bosch
  • 12 Brad Barritt
  • 11 Sean Maitland
  • 10 Owen Farrell
  • 9 Richard Wigglesworth
  • 8 Jackson Wray
  • 7 Schalk Burger
  • 6 Nick Isiekwe
  • 5 George Kruis
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 3 Juan Figallo
  • 2 Jamie George
  • 1 Mako Vunipola
  • 23 Chris Wyles
  • 22 Alex Lozowski
  • 21 Ben Spencer
  • 20 Blair Cowan
  • 19 Dominic Day
  • 18 Titi Lamositele
  • 17 Richard Barrington
  • 16 Schalk Brits
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Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:04

PREMIERSHIP SEMIFINAL: In a repeat of last year's final, the defending champions Saracens take a trip to Sandy Park to take on the Exeter Chiefs in the 2017 semifinals on Saturday.

The host Exeter Chiefs head into this semifinal with a run of eight successive maximum point victories and will hope to eclipsed last year's 20-28 final defeat.

The Devonians arrive in the semifinals having not lost a Premiership game since Bath beat them last October.

Exeter Chiefs ended this season with 15 wins and have they sight set on the Twickenham.

However,  they will encounter a Saracens side standing just two wins away from achieving a second successive European and domestic trophy double, which has only been done by one other English club – Leicester in 2001 and 2002.

Saracens head into this clash with 16 wins and have recently defeated Exeter Chiefs at Sandy park this season.

Players to watch is England and Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell,  and this season' second best finisher with 11 tries James Short will be eaher to prove themselves against the dominating Saracens side.

While for Saracens, Owen Farrell and the Vunipola brothers - Billy and Maku - prove to be in formidable form. Farrell was this season’s top points-scorer in the Champions Cup.  While the Vunipola duo combined for 36 carries, 20 of them from Billy, and 22 tackles, 14 of which belonged to loosehead prop Mako to secure the Champions cup for the defending champions.

Prediction: Exeter have lost just one of their last eight semifinal encounters in all competition it was a 19-30 at Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup in 2015. The Devonians have lost just twice at Sandy Park in  Premiership Rugby this season – to Saracens in round two and Bath in round seven. 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 it was 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. It is truly going to be a scintillating encounter but Saracens will manage to edge Chiefs and should take it by 5 points.


Exeter Chiefs: 15 Phil Dollman, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Ian Whitten, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 James Short, 10 Gareth Steenson (captain), 9 Stuart Townsend, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Don Armand, 6 Kai Horstmann, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Dave Dennis, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ben Moon.
Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Carl Rimmer, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Mitch Lees, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Michele Campagnaro

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Chris Wyles, 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Jackson Wray, 6 Michael Rhodes, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Titi Lamositele, 18 Petrus Du Plessis, 19 Jim Hamilton, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Alex Lozowski, 23 Mike Ellery

Date: Saturday, May 20
Venue: Sandy Park
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys, Ross Campbell
TMO: Stuart Terheege

Jack Nowell (42min) and Sam Simmonds (79min)
Chris Wyles (56min)
Gareth Steenson (43min)
Gareth Steenson (26min) and Gareth Steenson (30min)
Owen Farrell (4min) and Owen Farrell (14min)
VENUE Sandy Park
REFEREE Wayne Barnes