Saracens Player Was Out In Full Kit 24 Hours After Winning Cup

  • Saracens Player Was Out In Full Kit 24 Hours After Winning Cup

Saracens Player Was Out In Full Kit 24 Hours After Winning Cup

Saracens continued their occupancy in Leinster 22 and eventually, their attack proved dividends with Billy Vunipola scoring the decisive try with 13 minutes to go and conversion from Farrell ensured Mark McCall's side completed another title win.

The blockbusting number eight claimed Saracens' clinching try in a 20-10 victory at St James' Park, scattering defenders in his wake as he powered over the line.

No time to dwell on Newcastle.

It was not the first time the England forward had been targeted after he was warned by the Rugby Football Union following his apparent defence of Australia full-back Israel Folau, who sparked outrage with an Instagram post that said "hell awaits" drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters.

McCall said: "It's obviously been a complicated five or six weeks, I guess, for him and for the squad, to be honest, as well".

"That was the hardest we've had to work for a European trophy and that's why it's the best feeling".

Vunipola went off near the end and had an ice pack strapped to his shoulder, but early indications suggest it is not a serious problem.

Leinster was pinned in its 22 for the rest of the match, thwarting its hope of a record fifth European crown.

Patient build-up play by the forwards resulted in scrum-half Ben Spencer firing out a long pass to Farrell, who flicked the ball on and an unmarked Maitland finished off, with Farrell's conversion making it 10-10 at the break.

"And we'll look back at some key moments, especially at the start of the second half, when I just felt we had the upper hand and we didn't quite capitalise on it". We can either mope for 10 minutes and cling on, or we can take it to them.

Captain Sexton was left to rue a missed opportunity after Leinster suffered the heartbreak of defeat in a European final for the first time.

"It was nearly like the Maro yellow card released us and allowed us to play our game, and it's just pleasing when you can have a reaction", Saracens skipper Barritt said. We were up against a very good team, a big physical team with lots of quality.

"I thought they did that really well and probably strangled us during the last 20 or 30 minutes".

It's interesting that Conan stated that his side didn't play the type of rugby which got them to this stage of the season and when asked to expand on that point, Conan said his side were too predictable in aspects of their play.

"We conceded just before half-time which was a killer moment", Sexton told Virgin Media Sport.