David Strettle

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Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores the crucial try despite James Lowe and Luke McGrath of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 20 Leinster 10 The drive for five will have to be resumed next year. Leinster gave it the good fight, defending heroically and they kept pr(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe celebrates his try against Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium in April 2018. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Final Leinster Rugby v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm. Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. On TV: Live on BT Sport 2/Channel 4/Virgin M(...)

Leinster have named their team for Saturday’s final at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Champions Cup final: Leinster v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm, Saturday. Venue: St James’ Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will start at 4pm. O(...)

Robbie Henshaw’s return in time for the Toulouse semi-final, and for the European Champions Cup final against English side Saracens is vital for Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

Familiarity breeds contempt it’s said, but for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final it’s surely more a case of respect. For not the least intriguin(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney is tackled by Yoann Huget, Pita Ahki and Rynhardt Elstadt of Toulouse in the  Champions Cup semi-final at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All is a little better in Leinster’s world. The close shave against Ulster in the quarter-finals did, Rob Kearney admits, cause concern within their r(...)

Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony during the second half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 They might not care to admit it to themselves, but Munster faced a gulf in class at the Ricoh Arena. The expression(...)

Glasgow’s defence fails  to hold out against Saracens as  Jamie George scores a try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final match at Allianz Park. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Mark McCall revealed Owen Farrell was hopeful of making Saracens’ 56-27 rout of Glasgow less than an hour before kick-off despite the imminent birth o(...)

 Brad Barritt  dives over to score Saracens’  third try during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against  Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park  in Barnet. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens 56 Glasgow 27 David Strettle capitalised on the late withdrawal of Owen Farrell to cross twice as Saracens set up a Heineken Champions Cup s(...)

 Billy Vunipola scores Saracens’  third try during the Heineken  Challenge Cup pool three match against Glasgow  at Allianz park. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Saracens 38 Glasgow 19 Saracens overcame the late withdrawal of Owen Farrell to advance into the Champions Cup quarter-finals as top seeds by beating(...)

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