Mar 18, 2015
There's History Between Us - Exeter
With Saracens facing Exeter Chiefs in the LV=Cup final on Sunday we have delved into the archives to look at some classic matches between the two sides.
The Chiefs, who were promoted to the English top flight 2009, are the LV=Cup holders and will be facing Saracens for the first time in a cup final.
We take a look at some classic clashes from the last five years.
Chiefs brushed aside on landmark day
Saracens enjoyed a victorious start to Aviva Premiership life at Allianz Park as they defeated Exeter Chiefs 31-11 with a bonus-point win.
Outside half Charlie Hodgson scuttled through the Chiefs defence to score Saracens first Premiership try at their new ground, whilst props Mako Vunipola (x2) and Matt Stevens scored tries as Saracens recorded a maiden league win at their new home.
Hodgson added eleven points from the kicking tee, with the Chiefs solitary try coming from Richard Baxter.
Farrell stars in Sarries show
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell scored 28 points in a virtuoso performance as Exter were crushed 43-20 at Vicarage Road.
Farrell scored a try, created two more and kicked 23 points - four conversions and five penalties.
Farrell's pinpoint kicks into the corner also set up Saracens' first two tries after the English champions twice opted to kick for position, rather than go for goal.
Centre Adam Powell, winger Joe Maddock and replacement lock Hugh Vyvyan scored the other Sarries' tries
Saracens ease to Chiefs win
Saracens scored 31 unanswered points to beat Exeter Chiefs on the final day of the regular season despite falling behind to the Chiefs in the second half the tries were coming from all directions – wing James Short, prop Rhys Gill, full-back Alex Goode and finally an absolute peach from Charlie Hodgson, who had come on as a replacement a few minutes earlier.
Exeter replied with two spirited tries at the death, but Sarries were in total control.