Thomas Young hat-trick helps Wasps beat Saracens to gain home semi-final

• Wasps 35-15 Saracens
• Home semi-final against Leicester reward after topping table

Wasps used to win the Premiership play-offs despite not finishing top, but three tries in the final quarter kept them at the head of the table at the end of the regular season to set up a semi-final with Leicester, who finished a distant fourth, rather than a return bout with Saracens. Thomas Young scored three tries, but it was the home side’s two major close-season’s signings, Kurtley Beale and Willie le Roux, who had the means to puncture the meanest of defences.

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