ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Sunday May 27, 2018

Mako Vunipola smashes Alec Hepburn as Saracens win Premiership final

Saracens are Aviva Premiership champions yet again after defeating Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham on Saturday. One of the bigger hits on the day came when the two opposing looseheads smashed together in a seismic collision, with Mako Vunipola getting the better of his opposite number.

With the Chiefs on attack, Alec Hepburn met Vunipola and was left with absolutely nowhere to go. The shot was met with a collective groan from the crowd and the commentary box. Such was the hit, that Vunipola very nearly ended up with the ball as well. 

The slowed-down replay showed how jarring it truly was. Vunipola made a menace of himself all afternoon, making 38 metres and 18 tackles.

Chris Wyles, classy as ever, went out in style during his final match before retirement, scoring two tries.

At one point this season, it would’ve been difficult to imagine a return to the championship for Saracens, who lost seven consecutive matches. That’s all a distant memory now.

With the 27-10 victory, Saracens have now won three of the last four finals and have been in four of the last five.

Match highlights:

credit: rawrugby/premiershiprugby

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Three week ban after breakdown shoulder to...

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Fiji winger cops five-week ban for Williams...

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Five minutes of brutal Kwagga Smith aggression...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Unique camera angle of match-winning Simmonds try showcases his ridiculous speed

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Incredible headed try is dominating the internet

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Rob Kearney career highlights ahead of Baa-Baas bow out

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Japan use 50:22 law variation to score excellent try against Scotland

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Two classic tries by Wales nemesis Kurtley Beale ahead of Cardiff return

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 6 HOURS AGO

    MMA training kicks in as McGuigan loses it against Saracens

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Every angle of Stuart Hogg's naughty trip during Exeter win

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Duncan McRae reveals his side to horrendous O'Gara punch-up on 2001 Lions tour

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Re-live Etzebeth's HUGE hit on Finn Russell last weekend

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Three week ban after breakdown shoulder to head gets spotted by TMO

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 8 HOURS AGO

    Mathieu Bastareaud stretchered off just minutes into Toulon return

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Incredible headed try is dominating the internet

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Brilliant video demonstrates the flawless communication skills of Luke Pearce

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Rob Kearney career highlights ahead of Baa-Baas bow out

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Every angle of Stuart Hogg's naughty trip during Exeter win

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Lowe lets loose on critics in brilliant interview after EPIC All Blacks win

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Jarvo69 strikes again before Japan v Ireland clash

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Romain Poite's unique wit will be missed when he retires from Test rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    JOURNEY OF JARVO69: Pitch invader makes headlines with outrageous All Blacks stunt

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Erasmus celebrates Boks win over All Blacks in his UNDERWEAR

View All

Amateur

  • 56 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 93 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 93 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 94 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 94 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    New Tongan Thor montage is five minutes of mesmerising hits and skills

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 40 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 46 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 47 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

View All