Mean defence, flawless attack: how Saracens reclaimed Premier 15s crown


After losing last year’s final to Harlequins, Alex Austerberry’s side have bounced back to look more dominant than everWhen Harlequins lifted the Premier 15s trophy a year ago, some believed a new dawn had risen as Saracens’ dominance appeared to be over. But Sarries knew the sun hadn’t set on their title-winning moments and they reclaimed the league championship on Friday afternoon, their third in four finals.Sarries, favourites heading into the match, were able to silence the majority of attacking questions posed by Exeter, who are only in their second season as a team. It wasn’t just Saracens’ defence that was on the money, either. Their attack was flawless, particularly through the player of the match, Marlie Packer, and the fly-half Holly Aitchison. The pair inspired another famous Sarries victory that was more impressive considering they were playing out of their preferred positions. Continue reading...