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Billy Vunipola Regrets How His Comments Impacted His Teammates

Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola has admitted that he feels regret for how his controversial comments which he made in April affected his Saracens teammates.  Vunipola was the subject of a warning from the RFU after the England number eight defended Israel Folau’s anti-homosexual views on social media. Vunipola wrote on Instagram: “There just comes a point when you insult what I grew …

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Mako Vunipola Ruled Out For Three Months With Hamstring Injury


England Rugby have confirmed that Mako Vunipola will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury sustained during Saracens Heineken Champions Cup final win over Leinster last weekend.  The Saracens prop has been ruled out for three months meaning he will miss the remainder of the Premiership season. It is thought that Vunipola will be fit for England’s World Cup campaign in …

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“We Probably Didn’t Show Up At Times” – Jack Conan

Jack Conan

For Leinster, there isn’t much time to dwell on their defeat to Saracens as they have a season-defining clash with Munster on Saturday in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final.  Most professional rugby players will tell you, having a game to look forward to is the best way to deal with the disappointment that comes with defeat. However, the Heineken Champions Cup …

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“It Was Ferocious, It Was Test Match Stuff” – Johnny Sexton

Johnny Sexton

It’s no surprise to hear Johnny Sexton describe Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final between Saracens and Leinster as similar to a Test match. One only needs to take a look at the starting XVs for both sides to see international quality littered throughout. When it comes to the physicality stakes, Irish sides, be it provincial or national, pride themselves on …

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The Top Performers As Saracens Clinch Third European Crown


Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  There was no shortage of standout performances as Saracens secured their third European crown in four years as they defeated Leinster 10-20 in Newcastle this evening.  That counts for both teams as Leinster put it up to Saracens for long periods and they had impressive individual performances of their own. Here, we …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Tadhg Furlong Marks 100th Cap With A Try In Gripping First-Half

It’s tight, it’s tense, it’s enthralling and to no surprise whatsoever, it’s level. Leinster and Saracens are tied at 10-10 at half-time in the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final. It’s a battle that you simply cannot take your eyes off as the top two sides in the continent went hammer and tongs in a bruising first 40 minutes. Sexton opened …

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Leinster & Saracens Combined XV As Chosen By You

Leinster Saracens

The two heavyweights of Europe, Leinster and Saracens, meet in the Heineken Champions Cup final today at 5pm in St James Park, Newcastle. Leinster are aiming for their fifth title, their second in-a-row, while Saracens will be hoping to lift the trophy for the third time. Ahead of the game, we asked you to vote for your preferred team from …

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Leinster V Saracens: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

Sexton Farrell Leinster Saracens

Both Leinster and Saracens have named their teams ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final showdown in St James Park, Newcastle. Mark McCall has made two changes to his Saracens side who overcame Munster in the semi-final last month. Sean Maitland was a late withdrawal in that game but returns to the starting XV for the final. Meanwhile, Will Skelton’s …

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Saracens In “Great Condition” To Secure Third European Crown


Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  Saracens captain Brad Barritt believes his side are in “great condition” ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup final with Leinster at St James Park on Saturday.  Mark McCall’s side more or less have a full-strength side to choose from with Michael Rhodes the only major absence from the squad. In fact, Rhodes’ …

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Leo Cullen: “Hopefully, Sean Cronin Comes Through Ok”

Sean Cronin

Sean McMahon reporting from St James Park, Newcastle.  Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named the same starting XV from their win over Toulouse for tomorrow’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens. The level of consistency in selection is a bonus for Leinster but Cullen has made changes to his replacements as Jack McGrath and Rhys Ruddock are in reserve …

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Saracens Name Team For Tomorrow’s Champion Cup Final Clash

Saracens Media Day

Saracens have named their team for tomorrow’s massive Champions Cup final clash against Leinster in Newcastle, England.  Leinster will be looking to earn their fifth Champions Cup trophy as they take on Mark McCall’s Saracens – who themselves are gunning for their third. Leo Cullen’s side, if they are triumphant, will become the first team in history to take home …

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Leinster Name Team For Champions Cup Final Showdown With Saracens


Leinster have announced their matchday 23 for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final with Saracens at St James Park Park in Newcastle.  As expected, head coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting XV to the one which defeated Toulouse in the semi-final at the Aviva Stadium three weeks ago. Sean Cronin, who had been struggling with a calf injury, has …

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