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Leicester Tigers v Saracens LIVE commentary: Twickenham set to host Gallagher Premiership final


Leicester Tigers and Saracens are set to face off at Twickenham this weekend for this year’s Gallagher Premiership trophy.

Both sides overcame tricky games against Northampton and Harlequins in the semi-finals.

Twickenham will host the final on Saturday.

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Twickenham will host the final on Saturday.

Leicester finished first with Saracens in second, but they had to play third and fourth respectively to seal their place in the showpiece event.

Sarries ended the season with 17 wins and the Tigers with 20, so it is only right this is the final.

Leicester are looking for their tenth Premiership win and Saracens their sixth in the last 11 seasons, so it should be a thrilling encounter.

Gallagher Premiership final: talkSPORT coverage

The final will take place on Saturday, June 18 and the match will start at 3pm at Twickenham.

talkSPORT’s coverage will start at 2pm, with commentary coming from Andrew McKenna and Tom May.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Saracens have had great success in recent years

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Saracens have had great success in recent years

Leicester Tigers v Saracens: Team news

Both sides have already named their teams for the showpiece final at Twickenham.

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

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

Leicester Tigers: 1 Ellis Genge (c), 2 Julián Montoya, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Ollie Chessum, 5 Calum Green, 6 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Tommy Reffell, 8 Jasper Wiese, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 10 George Ford, 11 Harry Potter, 12 Guy Porter, 13 Matías Moroni, 14 Chris Ashton, 15 Freddie Steward

Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Nephi Leatigaga, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Harry Wells, 20 George Martin, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Matt Scott

Gallagher Premiership final: What has been said?

Tigers captain Ellis Genge: “I made a pact a long time ago that I would never leave Tigers if they were in a dark hole,” he said.

“I had all sorts of offers in 2017, 2018 and 2019 to go elsewhere when we were bottom of the pile, and I said I wanted to stick it out and see brighter days.

“I’ve still got my stuff in the changing rooms. I haven’t packed up, I still live up here, and I’ve got the biggest game of my career on Saturday.”

Saracens captain Owen Farrell: “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.”

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