The regular stage of the Premiership was over and it was time for the definition. The top four in the standings will be measured in two games and those who win will reach the grand final to be played on Saturday 26 June at Twickenham.
Although the four classified were already before the last date was played, it only remained for the places to be determined in the position table to see how the crosses were. Bristol board He won the points against London Irish, since the match could not be played due to the cases of coronavirus in London Irish, and he stayed with the first place. Next Saturday will be local against the Harlequins of Martín Landajo and Santiago García Botta, which finished in fourth place in the standings.
In the two games they played this season, Bristol won both. At the Twickenham Stoop the Bears won 29-17 by the 4th date. However, the rematch at the Ashton Gate, scene of the semifinal, the victory was by a tight 35-33 in the last minute: Kyle Sinckler equalized with a try and Callum Sheedy unbalanced in the conversion. What was shown by both in the last match makes it clear that it will not be easy for the locals, despite the fact that they are the favorites.
Exeter and Sale reserved their places for the other semifinal. Both met this Saturday, with Exeter triumphing by 20 to 19, and they will reissue the duel again in 7 days but with much more at stake. Facundo Cordero’s team, which is going for the two-time championship, will be the host of the duel and in the first round the one that won was Sale by a tight 25-20.