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Saracens beat Bath 28-16 to become English rugby champion

Saracens become English rugby champion for 2nd time in 5 seasons after beating Bath 28-16

Saracens beat Bath 28-16 to become English rugby champion

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.

Updated : 2021-09-22 16:52 GMT+08:00