SARAC
NO.NAME
15Alex Goode, FB
14Sean Maitland, W
13Alex Lozowski, C
T
12Brad Barritt, C
11Chris Wyles, W
T
10Owen Farrell, FH
6
5
9Richard Wigglesworth, SH
1Mako Vunipola, P
2Jamie George, H
3Vincent Koch, P
T
4Maro Itoje, L
T
5George Kruis, L
6Nick Isiekwe, FL
7Jackson Wray, FL
8Billy Vunipola, N8
Replacements
16Schalk Brits, R
17Richard Barrington, R
18Juan Figallo, R
T
19Will Skelton, R
20Michael Rhodes, R
21Ben Spencer, R
T
22Marcelo Bosch, R
23Nathan Earle, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Allianz Park
12:30 PM, May 19, 2018

Match Commentary

81'57-33 End of second half
80'Joe Simpson is penalised at the scrum but the resulting penalty is tapped and booted into the stands to bring the curtain down on a brilliant match. Saracens were outstanding in the first half, Wasps were simply unable to live with their intensity. They will take some beating at Twickenham.
80'There will be no sixth Wasps try, though, as Itoje helps to secure the turnover and a scrum to the hosts.
79'Wasps go to the corner and they will end their season on the attack.
76'TRY! Schalk Brits makes the break, offloads to Wyles who in turn finds Ben Spencer to score. The pass from Marcelo Bosch to Brits was a mile forward though. Another one to add to the list.
76'57-33 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
76'Substitute on - Nathan Earle , Saracens
76'Player substituted - Owen Farrell , Saracens
76'55-33 Try - Ben Spencer , Saracens
74'Will Skelton fortunate not to see yellow or even red for a swinging arm. Doyle and his TMO have made some contentious decisions this afternoon.
74'50-33 Conversion - Danny Cipriani , Wasps
73'TRY! Wasps are heading for defeat but they have provided some stunning tries. Wade shows gas to finish this one after Thompson sprints through a gap before offloading to his wing.
73'50-31 Try - Christian Wade , Wasps
72'Player substituted - George Kruis , Saracens
72'Substitute on - Will Skelton , Saracens
72'50-26 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
72'Player substituted - Mako Vunipola , Saracens
72'Substitute on - Richard Barrington , Saracens
71'TRY! George Kruis and Itoje combine on the right wing with the latter powering through to score. That should be that.
71'Substitute on - Antonio Harris , Wasps
71'Player substituted - Tom Cruse , Wasps
71'48-26 Try - Maro Itoje , Saracens
69'Saracens milk a scrum penalty and time really is running out for Wasps. The visitors have been hamstrung by their penalty count this afternoon.
68'Substitute on - Matt Mullan , Wasps
68'Player substituted - Ben Harris , Wasps
67'Wasps have possession inside the Saracens 22 but Itoje does well to strip the ball.
66'Substitute on - Joe Simpson , Wasps
66'Player substituted - Dan Robson , Wasps
66'Substitute on - James Gaskell , Wasps
66'Player substituted - Nathan Hughes , Wasps
66'Substitute on - Ben Spencer , Saracens
66'Player substituted - Richard Wigglesworth , Saracens
65'43-26 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
64'TRY! Game, set and match? Sean Maitland cuts inside Josh Bassett and after he is held up Juan Figallo powers over from close range.
64'41-26 Try - Juan Figallo , Saracens
63'Boos ring out from the Wasps faithful after Daly appears to be impeded by Mako Vunipola after chipping ahead. Doyle and TMO Hughes happy it was accidental.
63'Substitute on - Marty Moore , Wasps
63'Player substituted - Jake Cooper-Woolley , Wasps
62'Player substituted - Alex Goode , Saracens
62'Substitute on - Marcelo Bosch , Saracens
62'Player substituted - Juan De Jongh , Wasps
62'Substitute on - Josh Bassett , Wasps
62'36-26 Conversion - Danny Cipriani , Wasps
61'TRY! Another Cipriani masterclass as he times a perfect pass to Guy Thompson who steams through a gap before showing composure to find Le Roux. The Springbok sprints home to score in the right corner.
61'36-24 Try - Willie Le Roux , Wasps
59'36-19 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
57'Hughes penalised for coming in at the side in the maul. Wasps will need to stop giving Saracens penalties if they are to have any hope.
56'Player substituted - Vincent Koch , Saracens
56'Substitute on - Juan Figallo , Saracens
56'Substitute on - Schalk Brits , Saracens
56'Player substituted - Jamie George , Saracens
56'Player substituted - Jimmy Gopperth , Wasps
56'Substitute on - Kyle Eastmond , Wasps
56'33-19 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
55'After three reset scrums, Saracens win the penalty. Farrell will have a shot at goal.
52'Wasps penalised for hands in the ruck when replays show Hughes kicked the ball back with his foot. It gives Saracens a lineout in the Wasps 22 and when the play is spread wide Goode takes the ball to within inches of the line before Farrell is held up. Scrum Saracens.
50'TRY! What. A. Try. Cipriani plays Wade through a gap in the Saracens defence and when the wing straightens up he finds Young on his shoulder and the flanker sprints under the posts.
50'30-19 Conversion - Jimmy Gopperth , Wasps
50'30-17 Try - Thomas Young , Wasps
48'30-12 Conversion - Jimmy Gopperth , Wasps
47'TRY! Wasps aren't denied for long as Jack Cooper-Woolley burrows over from close range. Game back on?
47'30-10 Try - Jake Cooper-Woolley , Wasps
46'Close! Daly races away down the left wing and almost produces an outrageous finish to score in the corner. However, the official decide that he grounded the ball against the base of the corner flag. Doyle and Hughes are possibly the only two people inside Allianz Park who have come to that conclusion.
44'30-5 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
43'TRY! Chris Wyles dives over in the left corner to cap his final appearance at Allianz Park with a try. That makes him the highest try scorer in Premiership semifinals with five.
43'28-5 Try - Chris Wyles , Saracens
42'Poor from Wasps as they concede an early penalty to hand Saracens an attacking lineout.
41'Player substituted - Billy Vunipola , Saracens
41'Substitute on - Michael Rhodes , Saracens
41'23-5 End of first half
40'Billy Vunipola off at half-time, and the word is that it is tactical not due to an injury.

Saracens haven't conceded a second half point in any of their previous four matches. Wasps have a mountain to climb.
40'Wasps secure a turnover inside the Saracens half but as Dan Robson looks to build an attack his pass sails into touch. Saracens deservedly lead at the break, their visitors have been unable to live with the power and pace that they are playing with.
40'23-5 Start of second half
38'Gopperth is swarmed by Saracens defenders inside his own 22 for the second time in quick succession but after the ball is spilled Nathan Hughes produces a wonderful tackle to win it back and Thomas Young sets off. But having chipped the ball ahead, it dribbles out of play.
38'Willis' leg got caught in the pitch as he absorbed the tackle from Farrell. He's back on his feet but that is his race run.

Farrell comes over to offer his apologies and applause rings around Allianz Park as he is helped off. That could well be Willis out of the England tour, which would be cruel luck.
38'Willis lets out a scream in agony before clutching his knee as he lands ackwardly following a tackle from Farrell. TMO Graham Hughes confirms there was no foul play but it looks like it could be a nasty one.
38'Substitute on - Guy Thompson , Wasps
38'Player substituted - Jack Willis , Wasps
37'Wasps enjoy a spell of possession around halfway as Daly and Le Roux combine well on the left wing. As the ball is shuffled to the right wing, Wade is bundled into touch.
37'Player substituted - Matt Mullan , Wasps
37'Substitute on - Ben Harris , Wasps
35'Itoje knocks on but Danny Cipriani is unable to take Hughes' popped pass. If he had then Wasps would have been away.
33'Willis is unable to claim a lineout and Wasps' woe continues. Saracens will have a scrum inside their 22.
31'Wasps eke a penalty at the lineout and they have some respite. They've got a big 10 minutes coming up, they cannot afford to concede another try.
28'Saracens again punch holes in the Wasps defence with Mako Vunipola to the fore once again. Alex Goode spins a pass out to the left wing for Chris Wyles, but Wade does well to cover and force the knock on.
27'Owen Farrell has now scored 100 points in Premierships semifinals. More than 50 points more than his closest rival.
27'Substitute on - Matt Mullan , Wasps
27'Player substituted - Ben Harris , Wasps
27'23-5 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
26'Saracens are up towards the Wasps line again with a penalty coming. Jack Willis does well to keep them out but Doyle blows for the early infringement.
25'Guy Thompson is warming up for Wasps, and it looks as though the gamble on Nathan Hughes' fitness might have been a bust.
23'TRY! Wasps have some hope. Christian Wade and Juan de Jongh combine on the right wing to play Willie Le Roux in and the Springbok fullback makes no mistake.
23'20-5 Try - Willie Le Roux , Wasps
22'20-0 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
21'Another penalty to Saracens and Farrell will have another pop at goal. Only 20 minutes gone but the game is starting to slip away from Wasps.

"First and foremost we've got to shore up our defence," Wasps boss Dai Young tells BT Sport.
18'17-0 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
17'Another period of Saracens possession inside the visitors' half is brought to an end by a Wasps infringement. Farrell is lining up a shot at goal and the hosts are building a formidable lead.
15'Close A brilliant grubber through from Elliot Daly and Jimmy Gopperth almost does brilliantly to chase down the ball before it goes dead, but unfortunately for him and Wasps his arm was in touch.
13'14-0 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
12'TRY! Saracens are back inside the Wasps 22 and after Itoje is held up just short, Vincent Koch bundles over the line. Doyle thinks about consulting the TMO before awarding the try.
12'12-0 Try - Vincent Koch , Saracens
10'Wasps do well to counter the drive this time and they manage to secure a turnover. The visitors will have a scrum on their own five-meter line.
9'NO TRY! The ball appears to come back from Itoje to Isiekwe but referee JP Doyle spots that it hits Billy Vunipola on the ground before spinning back. Knock on, no try and ultimately the hosts will have another lineout.
9'TRY? Maro Itoje secures the line and after the drive rumbles towards the goal line Nick Isiekwe thinks he has scored. But was there a knock on?
8'Juan de Jongh penalised for offside as the Saracens attack develops and the hosts kick to the corner.
7'Mako Vunipola takes Saracens crashing back into the Wasps 22 and up to the five-metre line.
4'Saracens aren't able to deal with the resulting kick off and Wasps have an attacking scrum.
3'7-0 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
2'TRY! A moment of magic from Owen Farrell, who spots a gap and carves the Wasps defence open before popping a pass to Alex Lozowski to score under the posts.
2'5-0 Try - Alex Lozowski , Saracens
1'We're underway in north London and Wasps have an early chance to attack that ends with Nathan Hughes helping to win a penalty.
1'Wasps take to the field at Allianz Park to a massive roar. They've brought a lot of fans with them to north London.
1'James Haskell's Wasps career is nearing its end, but he won't be at Allianz Park today. The England back row bagged himself an invite to the Royal Wedding, so is in Windsor instead.
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1'Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2017-18 Aviva Premiership semifinal between Saracens and Wasps. It is the first time that these two powerhouses of English rugby meet in the end-of-season playoffs.

Both sides are able to welcome back their England No. 8 from injury as Billy Vunipola goes head-to-head with Nathan Hughes.
1'0-0 Start of first half