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Live Reporting

Andrew Aloia, Emma Thurston and Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next time...

    Thanks for joining us on a pulsating final day of the regular season and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did?

    We'll leave you with our confirmed semi-finals that will take place on Saturday, 20 May:

    • Exeter Chiefs v Saracens [13:45 BST]
    • Wasps v Leicester Tigers [16:45 BST]
  2. The final table

    So here it is, the final table after 22 rounds of Premiership rugby.

    The top six secure Champions Cup rugby for next season with Wasps, Exeter, Saracens and Leicester staying in the hunt for this season's title.

    Premiership Table
  3. What's next?

    The next stop on the rugby road will be the Champions Cup final for Saracens in Edinburgh while Wasps, Exeter and Leicester will have the weekend off. 

    Gloucester could still be on course for top flight European rugby next season if they win their Challenge Cup final against Stade Français Paris. 

    However, if they don't then Northampton will head into the play-off for that final qualification spot. 

  4. What a day!

    Wow, what a day to finish the regular Premiership season! 

    After 22 rounds, 132 matches and more points than we can count right now just four teams remain. 

    Exeter and Wasps will have home advantage in the semi-finals and with only a handful of away victories over the years Saracens and Leicester have it all to do. 

  5. Semi-finals

    Premiership trophy

    So, after a pulsating round 22 we have two colossal semi-finals confirmed for Saturday, 20 May:

    • Exeter Chiefs v Saracens [13:45 BST]
    • Wasps v Leicester Tigers [16:45 BST]

    There will be live text and radio commentary from both games on the BBC Sport website.

  6. Round 22 results

    Wasps 35-15 Saracens

    Worcester 23-28 Leicester

    Sale 27-24 Bath

    Bristol 29-39 Newcastle

    Gloucester 20-34 Exeter

    Northampton 22-20 Harlequins

  7. Full-time

    Wasps 35-15 Saracens

    Wasps celebrations

    Wayne Barnes blows the final whistle and that signals Wasps' place at the top of the table and their home semi-final.

    Thomas Young is named the Man of the Match and we'll be back at the Ricoh Arena in two weeks time.

  8. TRY (Young)

    Wasps 35-15 Saracens

    It's hat-trick time for Thomas Young. He accelerates off the breakdown and flies in for his third of the afternoon. 

    Young becomes only the third Wasps forward to score a hat-trick in the Premiership - Simon Shaw and Ashley Johnson complete the list. 

    The conversion flies wide but it won't matter with two minutes to play. 

  9. TRY (Daly, con Gopperth)

    Wasps 30-15 Saracens

    Elliot Daly

    It's bonus-point time for Wasps and it comes from Elliot Daly

    He leaves Jamie George clutching at thin air on the left wing and flies in for a big, big score.

    Jimmy Gopperth nails the conversion and with eight minutes to go it looks like Wasps will top the table at the end of the regular season.  

  10. Leicester make the play-offs

    FT: Worcester 23-28 Leicester

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC Radio 5 live at Sixways

    What a frantic final 10 mins that was! True end-to-end stuff. Worcester picking holes in the Leicester line – I've lost count of the number of breaks they’ve made - but Tigers replied in kind...both sides just lacking the composure to finish it off.

    Leicester are through to the play-offs...Freddie Burns was impeccable with the boot today - six pens, a conversion and a drop goal - and the Leicester driving maul was a real threat...but there'll be plenty to work on before a likely meeting with Exeter in the semi-finals.

  11. Drama, drama, drama

    Wasps 23-15 Saracens

    What. A. Chance!

    On turnover ball Wasps break away and Willie le Roux chips forwards beautifully. Dan Robson looks to be about to stroll in but the bounce of the ball swings away from him and the chance for the bonus-point is missed. 

  12. BreakingHarlequins secure European Champions Cup spot

    FT: Northampton 22-20 Harlequins

    Quins hold on! 

    Sixth spot is theirs, with a losing bonus point at Franklin's Gardens enough to earn them a place in Europe's top club competition next season.

  13. BP hunt for Wasps

    Wasps 23-15 Saracens

    Wasps try

    With 67 minutes gone Wasps still have a game to win and we wonder if the messages will be getting through about Exeter's result?

    Meanwhile Saracens' forwards have the ball in their hands and are marching onwards with purpose. 

  14. Pulsating finish in Northampton

    Northampton 22-20 Harlequins

    What a finish at Franklin's Gardens.

    Northampton are pushing like mad to grab another try and what would be enough to lift them up to sixth in the table and above Harlequins.

    A two-point defeat for Harlequins suits the Londoners...

  15. Exeter top the table (for now)

    FT: Gloucester 20-34 Exeter

    All eyes turn to the Ricoh now where there are about 10 or so minutes left.

    Exeter are top by one point as things stand, but another try for Wasps means they will finish the season at the summit.

    It doesn't really matter either way, but a nice to have on your CV!

  16. TRY (Spencer)

    Wasps 23-15 Saracens

    Patience is a virtue. 

    Saracens keep the ball tight and their forwards plug away before Ben Spencer darts through at close range. 

    Alex Lozowski can't add the conversion and there's plenty still to play for in the context of the semi-final contests. 

  17. Full-time

    Bristol 27-39 Newcastle

    Bristol finish this Premiership stay with a 39-27 home defeat by Newcastle.

    Victory for Falcons, however, is not enough to see them finish seventh in the table if results elsewhere remain as they stand.


    FT: Gloucester 20-34 Exeter

    Exeter will play their semi-final at Sandy Park!

  19. TRY (Wade, con Gopperth)

    Wasps 23-10 Saracens

    The TMO David Sainsbury gives the score the okay and with Jimmy Gopperth's conversion Wasps open up a lead. 

    It's an opportunist try as Christian Wade pounces on the loose ball off a chip forwards and now Wasps are just one score away from a bonus-point and finishing top of the table.


    FT: Worcester 23-28 Leicester

    Job done!