Previewing 2019 Gallagher Premiership Final


It all comes down to this, the Premiership Final as it’s a rematch from last season. It comes down to the Exeter Chiefs, who look to avenge their loss from last year’s Final, and the Saracens, who look to defend their title. This is looking to be an epic matchup as the two best teams in the Premiership in 2018-19 prepare for what could be a climatic match.

Exeter boasts a very powerful offense as they scored the most tries in the league and are defensively sound as they only allowed the second fewest tries this season. The Chiefs blew away the Northampton Saints in last week’s semi-final 42-12 to make their fourth consecutive appearance in the Final.

The Saracens were a well-rounded side this year as they had the biggest point differential on the table at 204, but they also scored a grand total of 77 tries. With a great offense, they also boast the best defense who only allowed 44 tries, the fewest in the league. The Saracens absolutely hammered Gloucester 44-19 in the semi-final. They also were the European Champions Cup winner which could make for an extremely successful 2018/19 campaign.


The two teams split the season series 1-1 with Exeter winning 31-13 on December 22, but the Saracens won the last matchup 38-7 on May 4.


James Rowe: Saracens. Exeter might have had the better season according to the points on the table, but the Saracens are a more rounded team and are in better form. Plus I’m sure they will take away a lot from their victory last month. I just hope it’s a good one.


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