Saracens v Exeter Chiefs - Gallagher Premiership Finals - Match Details

The Premiership final is heading to Twickenham
The Premiership final is heading to Twickenham
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Saracens and Exeter Chiefs will battle it out for the Gallagher Premiership title as they lock horns with each other at Twickenham Stadium on Friday to mark the end of the 2018/19 season.

This will also be the third time in the last four seasons these two teams have reached the final in the same season with European Champions Saracens holding the advantage having defeated their Exeter counterparts on two occasions with 28-20 and 27-10 margins.

Date and Time: 1st June, 19:30 local time

Venue: Twickenham Stadium

Live on: BT Sport

Match Officials: Wayne Barnes will oversee the high profile encounter with Matthew Carley and Tom Foley as assistant referees. Graham Hughes will be the TMO Official while Shaun Gallagher has been assigned the citing commissioner.

Track Record:

Saracens: Have been the in-form Premiership team for the last few seasons, and might be the betting choice. Having won their first Premiership title in 2010/11 season, Saracens under Mark McCall proved to be a dominant force with three title wins in the last four seasons - with Bath being the opponent in 2014/15 season while Exeter were the opponents in the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons. With a European title already on their elite trophy list, they will be brimming with confidence ahead of the Saturday's encounter.

Exeter Chiefs: The Sandy Park outfit like Saracens have been among the consistent performers having won their maiden title during the 2016/17 season and reaching the finals on the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons. The fact that they topped the league stage comfortably will add to their confidence but will be wary of the side they never managed to beat in the final in two attempts.

Head to Head Record (This season):

Exeter Chiefs registered a 31-13 win over Saracens in their first meeting at Sandy Park but Mark McCall's men returned the favour in their encounter at Allianz Park as they sealed a 38-7 win.

Matchday squads

Saracens:

15 Alex Goode 14 Liam Williams 13 Alex Lozowski 12 Brad Barritt © 11 Sean Maitland 10 Owen Farrell 9 Ben Spencer 1 Richard Barrington 2 Jamie George 3 Vincent Koch 4 Will Skelton 5 George Kruis 6 Maro Itoje 7 Jackson Wray 8 Billy Vunipola

16 Tom Woolstencroft 17 Ralph Adams-Hale 18 Christian Judge 19 Nick Isiekwe 20 Mike Rhodes 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 Nick Tompkins 23 David Strettle

Exeter Chiefs:

15 Jack Nowell 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 Henry Slade  12 Ollie Devoto 11 Tom O’Flaherty 10 Joe Simmonds 9 Nic White 1 Ben Moon 2 Jack Yeandle © 3 Harry Williams 4 Dave Dennis 5 Jonny Hill 6 Dave Ewers 7 Don Armand 8 Matt Kvesic

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 17 Alec Hepburn 18 Tomas Francis 19 Sam Skinner 20 Sam Simmonds 21 Jack Maunder 22 Gareth Steenson 23 Sam Hill