Rugby Union: Saracens aim for double-double in Premiership semi-final

After winning the Champions Cup last week, attention turns to domestic matters for Saracens, who continue in their attempt for the double-double in the Premiership semi-final against Exeter.

The Chiefs will be trying to prevent Sarries’ march to four trophies in two years when they host the European champions at Sandy Park tomorrow.

The Devonians finished the season in fine form having won their last eight games and Rob Baxter’s side will be confident of causing an upset tomorrow.

Having lost only twice at Sandy Park in the Premiership this season, this stellar home form may worry Saracens fans.

However, one of these losses was indeed against their opponents this weekend.

Mark McCall’s side enjoyed a six game winning run before ending their regular Premiership campaign with a 15-35 reversal at Wasps with a weakened side.

A place in history awaits this Saracens outfit, and I can’t see them losing this weekend.

The players will be determined to add domestic success to their European victory last weekend.

George Kruis and Co. seem to be hitting form at just the right time, even more so when you consider the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour.

Back Saracens to win at 1.53 with


In the second semi-final, Wasps and Leicester renew their historic rivalry in the other highly-anticipated clash.

The home team have only lost once in the last seven rounds of Premiership rugby and will be extremely confident heading into the fixture.

They haven’t lost at the Ricoh Arena in the Premiership since December 2015, a worrying statistic for Leicester Tigers fans.

This is Leicester’s twelfth successive appearance in the semi-finals, winning the first eight but losing the last three.

Matt O’Connor’s side will have to produce something special if they are to overcome this star-studded Wasps side, and I can’t see it.

Wasps, who finished top of the Premiership table, are the only side with a 100% record at home during the normal season and they won’t lose here.

Expect their big-name players to stand up as they ease into next weekend’s Grand Final.

Back Wasps at -9 handicap at 1.91 with


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