Exeter Vs Saracens, Premiership Final 2018: What Time Is It, What TV Channel Is It On And What Is Our Prediction?

When and where is the match?

It's on Sunday - May 28 - at Twickenham.

What time does it start?

Kick-off is at 3pm BST.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports 2 from 2.30pm. You can also watch full match highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm.

England fixtures 2017

Team news

Chris Robshaw will captain England for the first time since the 2015 World Cup. The Harlequins flanker has been named co-captain along with Leicester-bound fly-half George Ford, as boss Eddie Jones names eight uncapped players in his starting line-up.

Robshaw was stood down from the captaincy after England's disastrous World Cup 2015 campaign in one of Jones' first moves as the new head coach, but the 30 year-old has since steadily increased his standing in the ranks.

England must face the famed invitational side without a raft of senior players, a host of whom are on duty with the British & Irish Lions. Meanwhile, Northampton are embroiled in a Champions Cup play-off on Friday, while Exeter Chiefs and Wasps will contest Saturday's Aviva Premiership final.

Bath-bound flanker Sam Underhill will make his England bow among a youthful line-up, with Saracens' Nick Isiekwe and Charlie Ewels paired at lock. Leicester prop Ellis Genge will pack down with Worcester's Jack Singleton and Harlequins man Will Collier.

Saracens' Alex Lozowski will start at inside centre as Jones sticks with his dual playmaker set-up, in Lions star Owen Farrell's absence. Sale's teenage flanker Ben Curry has been named on a replacements' bench also including Richard Wigglesworth - who could make his first appearance for England since the 2015 World Cup.

England XV: M Brown (Harlequins); N Earle (Saracens), S James (Sale), A Lozowski (Saracens), J May (Gloucester); G Ford (Leicester, co-captain), D Care (Harlequins); E Genge (Leicester), J Singleton (Worcester), W Collier (Harlequins), C Ewels (Bath), N Isiekwe (Saracens), C Robshaw (Harlequins, co-captain), S Underhill (Bath), J Beaumont (Sale).

Replacements: G McGuigan (Leicester), R Harrison (Sale), J Ford-Robinson (Bristol), T Ellis (Bath), B Curry (Sale), Mark Wilson (Newcastle), R Wigglesworth (Saracens), M Haley (Sale).


Saracens full-back Alex Goode and and Pau flanker Steffon Armitage are in the Barbarians starting line-up.

Barbarians XV: A Goode, T Nagusa, Y David, F Steyn, A Ashley-Cooper, I Madigan, K Fotuali'i; M Nariashvili, R Hibbard, C Johnston, J Thrush, P Albacete, T Dusautoir, S Armitage, F Isa.

Replacements:  S Brits, B Franks, WP Nel, J Tekori, G Galan, R Pienaar, R Fruean, H Agulla.

What are they saying?

Eddie Jones on Chris Robshaw...

"As soon as I watched him closely, he was a very good No 6. His greatest attribute is he works so hard off the ball, and he does the little things you don't see.

"He gets back, makes that tackle, dives on the ball, gets into that breakdown, cleans out, it's all the unglamorous work that he does. And he's exceptional at it, absolutely exceptional.

"And he has got such a good character, he is such a good bloke and I can't say that more sincerely. He has got such a giving way about him, he helps people all the time, he is courteous to everyone around him and he is a great leader within the team."

Chris Robshaw on England...

"I didn't want my time to end after the World Cup, I wanted to continue playing and I still want to continue playing.

"I love playing for England, it's a great environment at the moment, the players are always hungry to get better and improve.

"It was important for me to hit the ground running. I couldn't be one of these guys to come in and mope around. I've been given a second chance, so to speak.

"There were some guys who weren't as fortunate, and some who were, and luckily I was in that opportunity and I've managed to stay there for a bit."

What is our prediction?

This is a very young, inexperienced-looking England side against a very strong Baa-Baas line-up coached by Vern Cotter. Any team that can afford to have World Cup winners Ben Franks and Ruan Pienaar on the bench, along with Scotland prop WP Nel, has got to be taken seriously.

Predicted score: England 27 Barbarians 35

Source : https://sports.yahoo.com/news/england-vs-barbarians-time-does-102635310.html

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