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Summary

  1. FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester Tigers
  2. Kurtley Beale with early try for hosts, Josh Bassett late on sealed win
  3. Peter Betham and Telusa Veainu tries for Leicester
  4. FT: Exeter Chiefs 18-16 Saracens
  5. Simmonds wins it for Exeter in last-minute after Nowell try

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By Gary Smee and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next Saturday...

    Wasps

    Well, that was sporting drama at its finest over the last few hours.

    Two last-gasp wins for Exeter and Wasps means Saracens' dominance in the Premiership over the last couple of years comes to an end.

    We'll be back next Saturday with live text and radio commentary from the final at Twickenham which kicks off at 14:30 BST.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Jack Nowell
  2. Drama at the Ricoh

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    What a couple of games we've been treated to today.

    If you've only just joined us, you've missed a pair of absolute stonkers.

    Here's James Law's report of how Wasps staged a late recovery at the Ricoh Arena to book their place against Exeter in next weekend's Premiership final...

    Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Wasps

    Josh Bassett's 78th-minute try sends Wasps to their first Premiership final in nine years thanks to a thrilling win over Leicester.

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  3. 'We kept banging on the door'

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "We know we've got the talent and fitness to last all 80 minutes and sometimes it comes down to that.

    "We scrapped and we battled and the resolve of the boys to drag us back into the match was just phenomenal. We kept banging on the door and finally it opened for us.

    "It's the first time in a few years we've been in the final and we're absolutely thrilled."

    joe simpson
  4. A return to Twickenham for Wasps

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Dai Young just mentioned Wasps had not been in a Premiership final for a number of years.

    Nine to be precise. Not since they were champions in 2008.

  5. 'We want to enjoy it'

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young tells BT Sport:

    "We want to go and enjoy it [the final] but if we get turned over we'll still be disappointed.

    "We're thrilled to have a final, we haven't had one for a number of years. The best way to enjoy it is to win."

  6. 'We threw the kitchen sink at them'

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young tells BT Sport:

    "Nobody leaves early here. I thought the boys showed a lot of guts to come back and win. We threw the kitchen sink at them.

    "We blew a few opportunities but we didn't give up and just kept going."

  7. Post update

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    There will be a few bruised bodies in the Exeter and Wasps sides though. Both semi-finals were epic battles.

    They'll need the full seven days to recover.

    Wasps celly
  8. Post update

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Phew, Joe Launchbury sounded out of breath. I'm out of breath. It was a monumental last 10 minutes.

    Next Saturday's final can't come around quick enough!

  9. 'It was a real battle'

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Wasps lock Joe Launchbury told BT Sport:

    "I'm delighted to get the win. I'd be lying if I said it went to plan. It was a real battle. I'm delighted with the character of the guys and looking forward to next week.

    We've tasked ourselves to come and enjoy these big games. For large parts we came unstuck but to win at the end I'm delighted."

  10. 'They gambled and it paid off'

    FT: Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    What a mouth-watering prospect the final is.

    But credit to Leicester, they gave it everything. Technically savvy in defence, but Wasps just held their nerve and had that moment of magic.

    They went for the corner, they gambled and it paid off.

  11. Full-time

    Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    WASPS ARE INTO THE PREMIERSHIP FINAL!

    What absolute drama at the end. Ecstasy for Wasps, absolute heartbreak for Leicester.

    It's another thrilling semi-final, an absolute pleasure to follow.

    Dai Young's men will meet Exeter at Twickenham next Saturday.

    Reaction coming up...

  12. Post update

    Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Leicester kick off but James Gaskell claims it for Wasps.

    They just need to hold onto the ball for another minute.

  13. 'The Ricoh Arena erupts'

    Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Chris Jones on BBC Radio 5 live:

    Josh Bassett in the corner and the Ricoh Arena erupts!

  14. Try (Bassett, missed con Gopperth)

    Wasps 21-20 Leicester

    Josh Bassett

    THEY'VE DONE IT! Josh Bassett scores in the corner for Wasps. The Ricoh goes absolutely bonkers.

    It just had to come. Wasps were piling men forward, Leicester resisted everything they threw at them, but eventually the pressure was just too much.

    The ball is worked out to replacement wing Bassett and he finishes the move beautifully.

    There's a slight delay for the conversion as Freddie Burns is down, and Jimmy Gopperth sends it wide.

    That could be a big moment.

  15. Post update

    Wasps 16-20 Leicester

    Wasps are knocking on the door. They're just a few metres short of the Leicester try-line.

    PRESSURE. HUGE.

  16. Post update

    Wasps 16-20 Leicester

    Wasps penalty. Leicester infringe at the scrum and the ball is kicked into the corner.

    Wasps need a try. It's so, so loud at the Ricoh Arena now.

  17. Post update

    Wasps 16-20 Leicester

    Wasps are buckling under the pressure here. A line-out is knocked on by James Gaskell and it's a scrum to Leicester.

  18. 'Needed composure'

    Wasps 16-20 Leicester

    Paul Grayson

    Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Danny Cipriani with his head in his hands after trying to offload that pass to Thomas Young.

    He just needed to keep his composure and make sure he got the pass in. That was a clear-cut opportunity with some brilliant magic from Cipriani.

    Are Wasps going to get another one like that?

  19. Post update

    Wasps 16-20 Leicester

    THAT WAS THE CHANCE FOR WASPS!

    Thomas Young breaks, Jimmy Gopperth is inside and ready to sprint through to the try-line but Young's pass is just behind the fly-half and the ball bounces away.

    Heads in hands everywhere.