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Nothampton edge Saracens for Premiership title.

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Northampton Saints edged Saracens to win their first Aviva Premiership title following a thrilling 24-20 win at Twickenham.

Alex Waller broke Saracens hearts with the winning score deep into injury time effectively ending their hopes of finishing off the season on a high.

Two weeks ago Saracens were chasing a rare European and domestic double however after being outplayed by the mighty Toulon in the Heineken Cup final and now being pipped by Northampton to the Premiership title, Saracens finish off their campaign with no silverware after a season that looked so full of promise.

Northampton on the other hand finished of their season being double winners. Last week they defeated Bath in the final of the European Challenge Cup and yesterday they added the coveted Premiership title to their collection.

Northampton outscored their opponents with Fodden, Pisi and Waller crossing the whitewash for the Saints while a solitary effort by Bosch was all Saracens could muster.

The match was forced into extra-time after finishing on 14-14 at 80 minutes.

Charlie Hodgson who was on for the injured Owen Farrell, calmly slotted two penalties to give Saracens what looked to be the title initiative until Alex Waller provided a dramatic late finish when the TMO adjudged that he had grounded the ball to give Saints their first ever Premiership victory.

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