23rd August 02:24 PM
Saracens wins European Champions Cup
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 12/05/2019
Saracens are European champions for the third time [Photo:Rugbypass]

The Saracens are the European Champions for the third time after they came from behind to defeat Leinster 20‑10 at St James’ Park in Newcastle this morning.

Sean Maitland and Billy Vunipola scored a try each for the Saracens.

Owen Farrell also made two successful conversions and penalties.

It was Saracens' third title in four years, confirming their status as one of the leading clubs in world rugby, and it was Leinster's first ever Champions Cup final defeat.

The scorers:

For Leinster:

Try: Furlong

Con: Sexton

Pen: Sexton

Yellow Card: Fardy

For Saracens:

Tries: Maitland, B Vunipola

Cons: Farrell 2

Pens: Farrell 2

Yellow Card: Itoje

Leinster: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Seán O’Brien, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Ryan, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Seán Cronin, 1 Cian Healy

Replacements: 16 James Tracy, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Rhys Ruddock, 20 Max Deegan, 21 Hugh O’Sullivan, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Rory O’Loughlin

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Brad Barritt (c), 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Jackson Wray, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Titi Lamositele, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Joe Gray, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Nick Tompkins, 23 David Strettle

[Source: Planetrugby]

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