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Wayne Barnes With Really Classy Gesture To Schalk Brits After Premiership Final

The curtain came down on the illustrious Saracens career of Schalk Brits yesterday as he signed off with a Premiership title at Twickenham. 

Saracens put in a dominating performance to emerge 27-10 winners and in doing so, denied the Exeter Chiefs the opportunity to become back-to-back champions.

Brits, who has been with Saracens for nine years, was introduced in the second half of yesterday’s Premiership final for Jamie George as his side were leading 19-3.

It was at this point of the game that the Chiefs were attempting to mount an unlikely comeback and unfortunately for Brits, he was yellow-carded just seven minutes into his introduction by referee Wayne Barnes.

Exeter were driving towards the Saracens line with a rolling maul and Brits was penalised for illegally bringing it down.

With the man advantage, Gareth Steenson was able to get over for a crucial try but thankfully for Brits, his side were able to hold out for the win.

At the end of the game, Barnes showed a touch of class to the legendary 37-year-old by giving him a little memento after the game.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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