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Leinster players after  the defeat to Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

We’re putting on the hindsight goggles again. Leinster used the World Cup analogy coming out of lockdown. The theory was sound. Pool matches were the(...)

Saracens celebrates winning a scrum penalty against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to beat Leinster in 2020: step one, “harass” their inexperienced backf ield into making mistakes. Step two, build a lead before, step three, defen(...)

Maro Itoje wins a lineout for Saracens during their Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

“We-know! We-know!” roared Maro Itoje after Leinster’s umpteenth mistake in the desperate wake of Alex Goode’s lovely break, dummy and try had made it(...)

Ryan Baird and Jack Conan in action during the Leinster Captain’s Run at the  Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will be playing in their third successive knock-out match when facing Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with (...)

Sean Maitland of Saracens touches down during the Champions Cup final against Leinster at St James’s Park, Newcastle, last year. File photograph: Getty

Few clubs, if any, in the professional era have suffered the kind of adversity which Saracens experienced this season. Amid enforced relegation for re(...)

 Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf for   Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final against  Leinster on Saturday. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf and lead “underdogs” Saracens to Champions Cup victory against Leinster in Dublin. Full(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens touches down to score his team’s second try during the Champions Cup Final match between Saracens and Leinster at St James’s Park last year. Photograph: Getty

Of all the games Leinster supporters wanted to attend, and of all the games Leinster wanted their supporters to fill the Aviva Stadium and be in full (...)

 Richard Barrington scores  Saracens’  fifth try during the Gallagher Premiership  match against  London Irish  at  Twickenham Stoop  in London. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

London Irish 12 Saracens 40 Discerning precisely what the point is of mismatches like this can be easier said than done. All things considered, howev(...)

 Ireland’s Tommy Bowe celebrates as he scores the late match-winning try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham will never change for me. Strolling up to RFU headquarters on Sunday I know the same uncomfortable feeling will creep to the surface. You (...)

Maro Itoje dives to scores for Saracens against Racing 92. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 27 Racing 92 24 Owen Farrell kept Saracens’ competitive season alive by landing a late penalty that clinched a 27-24 Champions Cup victory o(...)

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