Saracens show off power and glorious weapons of Premiership at its best | Michael Aylwin

Twickenham showpiece thrills time and again, and it helped that this one featured one of the teams of this or any age

Once again this grand-final concept repays. There are still those who grumble about it – and there is no doubt the idea of a nine-month (soon to be longer) slog through the dark English midwinter and out the other side just to establish four top seeds can feel a bit like overkill – but, time and again, the showpiece at Twickenham thrills. Professional club rugby, the mechanism through which any growth of the sport in England must be transmitted, is never better showcased.

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