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The Shocked Reaction As Saracens Routed At Home By Clermont

BARNET, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Flip Van Der Merwe of Clermont Auvergne scores his team's fourth try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and ASM Clermont Auvergne at Allianz Park on December 11, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

One of the biggest talking points of the weekend was the postponement of Saracens vs Clermont. A repeat of last year’s European Champions Cup final, this was widely anticipated and eventually took place this evening in Allianz Park.

While the Premiership outfit won by 11 points in last season’s showpiece, this was far from the case today.

The French club, who were clearly aggrieved by how the situation was handled this weekend, ran out convincing winners, in a result that sends shockwaves throughout the rest of Europe.

Sarries, who are seeking a third consecutive European title, lost on a scoreline of 14-46.

Sarries would appear to have a mountain to climb ahead of the return fixture next week. After picking up maximum points from their first two games against Northampton Saints and Ospreys, the English giants are now up against it, and know they will likely need to win in Stade Marcel-Michelin next week.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.