LONDON (AP) -- Saracens became English rugby champions for the second time in five seasons by displaying their big-game experience to beat Bath 28-16 in the Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday.
Playing in the showpiece match for the fourth time in six years, Saracens took a 25-6 lead into halftime and held on as Bath fought back in search of a first domestic title since 1996.
Saracens finished fourth in the regular-season standings, before beating table-topper Northampton in the playoff semifinals and then second-place Bath in the final.
The victory made up for losses last season in both the European and Premiership finals.
England flyhalf Owen Farrell scored 18 points for Saracens, through a try, two conversions and three penalties. United States international center Chris Wyles also crossed for Saracens.