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Gallagher Premiership semi-finals confirmed

After 18 fantastic rounds of action, we now have our two Gallagher Premiership semi-finals!

Bath, Sale Sharks, Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins and Bristol Bears all came into the final day with top four hopes, but ultimately only two of the chasing pack could join Saracens and Northampton Saints.

Bath became the first team to book their spot in the top four, with a resounding 43-12 victory over Northampton Saints. Sale swiftly followed them into the final play-off place with a solid 20-10 win over defending champions Saracens, leapfrogging them into third place too.

Elsewhere, Bristol Bears ended their season on a high with a huge 53-28 victory over Harlequins. Leicester also brought a tough season to a close with a 40-22 victory over Exeter Chiefs, and rounding off the action Gloucester condemned Newcastle Falcons to a winless season with a 54-14 win.

The results today mean Northampton Saints will face Saracens on Friday 31st May at Franklin’s Gardens, and Bath will take on Sale Sharks the following day at the Rec in a blockbuster weekend of play-off action. All teams will also be eyeing up a spot at Twickenham the week after.

Gallagher Premiership semi-finals confirmed

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Friday 31st May

Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Venue: Franklin’s Gardens

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Saturday 1st June 

Bath Rugby vs Sale Sharks

Venue: The Rec

Kick-off: 3:30pm