Nick Tompkins

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Munster’s Arno Botha receives a red card from referee Roman Poite late in the Heineken Champions Cup game against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Conditions in what was ultimately a scoreless second half at Thomond Park were so horrendous that according to Munster head coach Johann van Graan and(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony stretches out to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 3 If this was the proverbial game of two halves, the cause was the weather. Munster were deserving of their hard-earned 10-3 inte(...)

Finn Russell celebrates his try against Saracens with Donnacha Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 92 30 Saracens 10 The defence of the Champions Cup may not be Saracens’ priority because they have 35 docked Premiership points to make up, bu(...)

 Gloucester supporters wave fake money during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Saracens  at Kingsholm. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Gloucester 12 Saracens 21 Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is prepared to sacrifice their chances of more European glory as he admitted this se(...)

Nick Tompkins completes his hat-trick and  scores Saracens’  sixth try during the Gallagher Premiership semi-final match against Gloucester   at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Saracens 44 Gloucester 19 Mark McCall felt mixed emotions after Saracens overran Gloucester 44-19 at Allianz Park to secure their place in Saturday’s(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Saracens’ Chris Ashton beats the tackle of Scarlets’ Tadhg Beirne to go on and score their third try against the Scarlets. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Scarlets 22 Saracens 22 Chris Ashton scored a last-gasp try that Owen Farrell converted to save Saracens from a European Champions Cup ambush at tje(...)

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