Saracens vs Northampton Saints LIVE rugby: Score and latest updates from Premiership semi-final

Saracens vs Northampton Saints LIVE rugby: Score and latest updates from Premiership semi-final


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Follow live coverage as Saracens host Northampton Saints in the first of the Gallagher Premiership semi-final play-offs today.

It’s crunch time at the end of a season that has been largely overshadowed by dismal financial projections, with both Worcester and Wasps going into administration and London Irsh also contending with business concerns.

Saracens finished top of the table with 74 points and having lost just five matches, while Northampton finished fourth, with four wins fewer than their opponents. While there are ongoing debates about the future of Rugby, the focus shifts to the conclusion of the season, with Saracens playing in their 14th Premiership semi-final, and hoping to go one better than their defeat to Leicester last season.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today’s game in the live blog below:


Saracens storm into final after two-try Sean Maitland escapes sanction

Saracens surged into the Gallagher Premiership final but their 38-15 victory over Northampton was tinged with controversy after Sean Maitland plundered two tries having escaped an early card.

Last season’s runners-up were irresistible for long spells of a one-sided play-off at StoneX Stadium as they set up a Twickenham showdown with either champions Leicester or Sale, who meet on Sunday.

But Northampton will feel aggrieved that Maitland was not at least sin-binned for clattering into George Furbank with his elbows during an aerial collision that left the England back needing lengthy treatment.

Karl Matchett13 May 2023 17:58


FT: Saracens 38-15 Northampton Saints

Ivan Van Zyl believes this season has been different from Saracens as they await the result of tomorrow’s semi-final play-off to find out their opponents for the final on May 27.

Sonia Twigg13 May 2023 17:55


FT: Saracens 38-15 Northampton Saints

Owen Farrell said to BT Sport after the game: “They had a little period right at the start of the game adn as soon as we held that and we could score points I thought as soon as we scored points we really kicked into gear after that.

“I thought we had a really good blend. We probably didn’t get as much back from it in that period where they scored a couple of tries.

“We’ve played a little bit different this year, we’ve opened up and we’ve tried to make the right decisions.”

Sonia Twigg13 May 2023 17:47


To the delight of Saracens and with hopes of making amends from a final defeat last year, they are on their way to the final at Twickenham on 27 May.

Sonia Twigg13 May

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