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Saracens’ sunkissed win over Sale tempered by crisis at London Irish
The Premiership’s on-field product is good and England’s players shone with the World Cup looming, but rugby union still faces serious issues

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

28, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Saracens emerge from ignominy to reclaim their place at the summit | Michael Aylwin
Twickenham triumph completes club’s rehabilitation three years after being found guilty of breaching salary cap

Michael Aylwin at Twickenham

27, May, 2023 @5:56 PM

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Saracens 35-25 Sale: Premiership rugby union final – as it happened
Owen Farrell led his side to their first title in four years at Twickenham

Lee Calvert

27, May, 2023 @4:21 PM

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Saracens seal Premiership title as Owen Farrell steals Sale’s thunder
Saracens clinched the Premiership title for the first time since 2019 and can smile again after beating Sale 35-25 in the final

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

27, May, 2023 @4:14 PM

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Saracens have greater experience but do not underestimate Sale’s power of purpose | Ugo Monye
The Premiership final pits two evenly matched sides against each other but the battle of fly-halves and flankers tops the bill

Ugo Monye

26, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Ford-Farrell duel likely to play key role in Sale’s final against Saracens
The duel between George Ford and Owen Farrell could prove crucial in the Premiership final and may also shape England’s World Cup strategy this year

Robert Kitson

26, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Sale’s Alex Sanderson: ‘People have given up a lot to make this special’
A ‘mind gym’ and a belief in young players’ potential have helped revitalise the Premiership finalists – and northern rugby, Sanderson tells Robert Kitson

Robert Kitson

26, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Saracens’ Ben Earl: ‘I can’t lie and say I haven’t given England some thought’
Back-rower tells Daniel Gallan about taking on Sale’s Tom Curry in Saturday’s Premiership final and discussing international frustrations during golf rounds with Zak Crawley

Daniel Gallan

25, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Sir Alex Ferguson gives talk ‘gold’ to Sale players before Premiership final
Sir Alex Ferguson said: ‘You’re not there to enjoy it, but to win,’ with Sale training on a bigger pitch to get used to the feel of Twickenham

Robert Kitson

23, May, 2023 @5:55 PM

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The Breakdown | Farrell and Ford’s final face-off could shape England’s World Cup destiny
The fly-halves excelled for Saracens and Sale in the Premiership semi-finals, opening another debate about England’s options

Robert Kitson

16, May, 2023 @10:35 AM

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Sale dreaming of Premiership glory and northern rugby union revival | Gerard Meagher
Alex Sanderson aims to grow the Premiership finalists’ fanbase but may need RFU help in what can be a southern-centric sport

Gerard Meagher

15, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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George Ford helps Sale end Leicester’s Premiership defence to reach final
Sale set up a Premiership final against Saracens after ending Leicester’s defence with a 21-13 victory as George Ford scored 11 points

Gerard Meagher at the AJ Bell Stadium

14, May, 2023 @4:26 PM

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