Saracens crowned European champions

Saracens crowned European champions

Saracens were crowned champions of Europe for the third time in four years as they came from 10-0 down to beat last year’s winners Leinster 20-10.

The Irish side, who beat Saracens in the quarter-finals last year and were seeking a record fifth triumph, found their rhythm first and a try for Tadhg Furlong put them 10-0 up, only for Saracens to force their way into the game with a brilliantly-created Sean Maitland try to make it 10-10 at the break.

Both sides defended ferociously in a brutal third quarter but Saracens took advantage of a yellow card for Scott Fardy as another Owen Farrell penalty and a try by Billy Vunipola off the back of a scrum made it 20-10 to the London side.

Saracens were able to play out the remainder of the game largely in the Leinster half and see out the victory

Published: by Radio NewsHub
Start your relationship

If you are interested in receiving bulletins from Radio News Hub or would simply like to find out more please fill in the form below.

We aim to get back to you within 48 hours