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Summary

  1. Saracens reach the Premiership final
  2. Full-time: Saracens 57-33 Wasps
  3. Lozowski, Koch, Wyles, Figallo, Itoje & Spencer cross for Sarries
  4. England fly-half Farrell kicks 27 points
  5. Le Roux (2), Cooper-Woolley, Young & Wade tries for Wasps
  6. Exeter v Newcastle follows at 15:30 BST
  7. Final at Twickenham on Saturday, 26 May

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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Saracens don't have too long to find out who they will face in the Premiership final at Twickenham next Saturday.

Exeter Chiefs take on Newcastle Falcons in the second semi-final at 15:30 BST.

Be sure to come back in just over 20 minutes and and follow our coverage of that encounter at Sandy Park.

Although Sarries' victory over Wasps has given that match a lot to live up to. Thanks for joining us for a brilliant game at Allianz Park.

Report: Sarries win record-breaking semi

FT: Saracens 57-33 Wasps

If you've just joined us, you have missed a heck of a game of rugby.

Saracens reached their fourth Premiership final in five years as they beat Wasps 57-33 in a record-breaking semi-final.

Owen Farrell starred with the boots for the hosts, kicking 27 points as Sarries booked their place at Twickenham.

Read our report on the match by clicking the link below.

Alex Lozowski celebrates with Owen Farrell

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Saracens reach their fourth Premiership final in five years as they beat Wasps 57-33 in a record-breaking semi-final.

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'We were always just enough ahead'

FT: Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Owen Farrell
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Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell told BT Sport:

"I thought we were up for it during the week and our start showed that we were.

"Our attack was a lot better than our defence and there's some things we need to fix up, but we'll enjoy watching the second semi-final.

"We were always just enough ahead to not be under too much pressure. It's credit to our boys for sticking in and not letting their heads dip when they had a chance of getting back into it."

'A spectacular game of rugby'

FT: Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Jeremy Guscott

Ex-England centre on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

It was a spectacular game of rugby from both teams, Sarries showed their brilliance, professionalism and understanding of one another. The tactics and strategy that they have they executed brilliantly.

Wasps had no answer to their quick ball and Sarries never really let go of their quick start.

Records fall in north London

FT: Saracens 57-33 Wasps

What we have just witnessed was the highest-scoring Premiership semi-final ever.

The previous high was 77 points (featuring 10 tries), when Wasps beat Northampton Saints 57-20 in 2004

Owen Farrell is the new top-scorer in a semi-final, with all of his 27 points coming with the boot,

And Sarries wing Chris Wyles is now the top-scorer in semi-finals, outright on five scores.

Full-time

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

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JP Doyle blows the final whistle on what has been an absorbing encounter.

Eleven tries, 27 points for Owen Farrell and Saracens will be heading to Twickenham next Saturday.

Wasps played their part too, allowing for a lively second half at Allianz Park.

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Scrum to Saracens and the game is nearly up. Twickenham awaits for the hosts.

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

A deliberate knock-on from Michael Rhodes gives Wasps another penalty,

Back to the corner we go for another line-out.

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

High tackle from Ben Spencer, and Wasps go to the corner as the game enters the last minute of regular time.

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Wasps keep coming and go through the phases in the Sarries half.

They win a penalty just to the right of the posts a metre inside the 22, and have a scrum to try and get another consolation score.

Try (Spencer, con Farrell)

Saracens 57-33 Wasps

Icing on the cake time for Saracens.

Ben Spencer runs in following a flowing move, but there looked to be a clear fowrard pass in the build-up from Marcelo Bosch to Schalk Brits.

But it is all academical as Owen Farrell adds the conversion, taking his own tally to 27 points.

The scoring must be over now?

Ben Spencer
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Saracens 50-33 Wasps

A high tackle gives Wasps a chance to come again.

They are not giving up yet, though the scoreboard is against them.

Try (Wade, con Cipriani)

Saracens 50-33 Wasps

Still time for more tries, and this is a wonderful score from Wasps, who start the move just outside their own 22.

Guy Thompson breaks through, and throws a brilliant offload to Christian Wade, who races into the right-hand corner.

Danny Cipriani drop-kicks the penalty as time is of the essence.

Try (Itoje, con Farrell)

Saracens 50-26 Wasps

Surely the game is up for Wasps now.

A burst through the defence from George Kruis sets up Maro Itoje, who hands off two men to crash over.

Most of the Allianz Park crowd sings the lock's name, and his dad is spotted joining in.

The party is very much on in north London for Sarries, as Owen Farrell brings up the half century from the conversion.

The England fly-half has scored half of those points.

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

Saracens pick up a penalty from the scrum, and assert their dominance at the set-piece again.

That gives them a bit of time to slow down the game and take the sting out of the encounter.

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

Willie Le Roux comes forward, and looks to set up a Wasps attack with a mazy run, but knocks on following some decent trickery with the ball in his hands.

He punches the ground in frustration.

The visitors need a score soon to keep the dream of Twickenham alive.

'It's just been one of those games'

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

Jeremy Guscott

Ex-England centre on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

If Saracens get a little sniff they put Wasps under so much pressure, but still I am not discounting Wasps coming back and scoring.

It's just been one of those games.

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

More changes for Wasps.

Joe Simpson is on for Dan Robson at fly-half, and James Gaskell replaces Nathan Hughes in the pack.

Ben Spencer is on for Richard Wigglesworth for the hosts.

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

Willie Le Roux catches a high ball but runs straight into Farrell, giving Sarries the ball.

But Wasps get a penalty and kick to just inside the Sarries 22.

Try (Figallo, con Farrell)

Saracens 43-26 Wasps

Sarries strike again, and will that be the score that finally does for Wasps?

Sean Maitland steps inside and goes to within inches of the line before behind held up.

But Juan Figallo is on hand to pick up the ball and power over the line.

Owen Farrell adds the conversion, of course.

Saracens 36-26 Wasps

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Into the final quarter of the match, and the game is suddenly back in the balance.

Who will prevail and make it to Twickenham?

Saracens 36-19 Wasps

A few more changes. Marcelo Bosch is on for Alex Goode for Sarries.

Josh Bassett and Marty Moore are on for Wasps, with Juan De Jongh and Jake Cooper-Woolley heading off.

Try (Le Roux, con Cipriani)

Saracens 36-26 Wasps

Just when you think Sarries are back in control, Wasps come again.

Danny Cipriani picks out Thomas Young, who breaks through the home defence from halfway.

Willie Le Roux is there in support and shows a good turn of pace as he heads for the corner and scores his second of the game.

The kick isn't the easiest, but Cipriani makes it look simple to add a crucial extra two points.

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Penalty (Farrell)

Saracens 36-19 Wasps

Owen Farrell makes no mistake, to take his personal tally to 21 points today.

All of those have been from the kicking tee. He has put in a flawless display so far.

Saracens 33-19 Wasps

Sarries are back on top, as Owen Farrell launches a massive kick up field to put the pressure on the Wasps defence.

The hosts win the line-out and then Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes is penalised.

Farrell looks to kick for the posts once more.

Saracens 33-19 Wasps

Time for a replacement for Wasps.

Kyle Eastmond comes on for Jimmy Gopperth.

Changes in the Sarries front row, as Schalk Brits and Juan Figallo are on for Jamie George and Vinent Koch.

Penalty (Farrell)

Saracens 33-19 Wasps

Owen Farrell
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Owen Farrell slots the kick over and, following those scrums, Sarries have managed to halt Wasps' momentum.

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

This time the scrum is not stable, and it is a penalty to Saracens.

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

Sarries got the heave on there, and Jackson Wray was controlling the ball from the back of the scrum, but the move is pulled up and we go again.

The pressure is on Wasps here.

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

The Sarries scrum is reset as it goes down.

Jack Cooper-Woolley might have been the guilty party there.

From the second attempt, Sarries get a free-kick and opt for the scrum.

Third time lucky?

No try

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

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Alex Goode had got to within about a metre of the line, and Owen Farrell picked up and tried to force the ball over from close range.

But Jimmy Gopperth and Christian Wade manage to hold him up.

No try. Brilliant last-gasp defence from Wasps there, but they now have to face a scrum on their own five-metre line.

Try review

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

Saracens might have hit straight back, as it looks like Owen Farrell has got the ball down for their fourth try of the game.

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

A bit of spice after the award of that try, with Sarries complaining to referee JP Doyle about the pass from Wade to Young being forward.

Replays show it looked borderline, but Doyle reminds Brad Barritt and company who is in charge.

Saracens' lead has been cut from 25 points to 11 in the space of four minutes.

Try (Young, con Gopperth)

Saracens 30-19 Wasps

Wasps are right back in this game now.

A great pop pass from Danny Cipriani sets Christian Wade away across halfway.

The winger has Thomas Young in support, and he streaks away to touch down under the posts.

Saracens 30-12 Wasps

Wasps flanker Jack Willis has emerged from the dressing room following his injury towards the end of the first half.

His knee is in a brace but he is sitting among the Wasps replacements.

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Try (Cooper-Woolley, con Gopperth)

Saracens 30-12 Wasps

And they have one!

Prop Jake Cooper-Woolley powers over from close range after Wasps took their own line-out.

Jimmy Gopperth adds the extras to give the visitors some hope.

Saracens 30-5 Wasps

Wasps get the ball back and win a penalty, allowing Danny Cipriani to kick for the corner.

Wasps need a score to get back into the game.

No try

Saracens 30-5 Wasps

After looking at the replays, the officials decide Daly has grounded the ball against the base of the touchline post.

The footage is not totally conclusive, and it's another five points gone begging for Wasps.

Try review

Saracens 30-5 Wasps

Wasps might have a second try, as Elliot Daly slides in right in the corner.

This is close. If he's managed to get it down it's an incredible finish.

Saracens 30-5 Wasps

A couple of milestone there with that score for Sarries.

American winger Chris Wyles is now the all-time top try scorer in Premiership semi-finals, with five, while Owen Farrell has passed 200 points for the season.