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saracens v northampton saints

The domestic rugby union season reaches its climax this Saturday (May 31st) with the Aviva Premiership final, to be played in front of a sell-out crowd at Twickenham.

Saracens face Northampton Saints in the winner-takes-all clash at the home of English rugby, and BT Sport viewers can watch the action unfold live on their TV screens.

There is little doubt that the two best sides in the county have reached the final this year, with Saracens and Northampton occupying first and second place in the 2013-14 league table.

A 31-17 semi-final win over London rivals Harlequins saw Saracens book their place, while Northampton came from behind to beat last year's champions Leicester Tigers 21-20.

Saracens have appeared in two previous Premiership finals, both against Leicester, losing in 2010 but becoming champions a year later.

In contrast, Northampton’s one and only appearance came last year when they were also beaten by Leicester.

But what about the head-to-heads this season - does either side have the psychological edge heading in to the final?

In fact it was honours even in the league meetings between Saracens and Northampton in 2013-14.

The Saints won 41-20 in the first meeting at Franklin’s Gardens in October, but Saracens exacted revenge with 28-24 victory at Allianz Park in April.

This year's Aviva Premiership final is the first occasion the two clubs have met at Twickenham, and also the first time they have met in any final.

Northampton have already claimed silverware this season, having seen off Aviva Premiership rivals Bath to win the Amlin Challenge Cup.

But Saracens came up short against Toulon in the Heineken Cup final, and as such will be doubly determined to claim the domestic crown this weekend.

BT Sport viewers can tune in to Saracens v Northampton Saints at 3pm on BT Sport 1, either on their TV set, or online via the BT Sport app and player.

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