As long ago as October the smart money was on Leinster and Saracens contesting the Champions Cup final and a brutal Anglo-Irish slugfest duly awaits. On the evidence of this weekend’s semi-finals there
4:25PM Leinster 17 Toulouse 6, 41 minutes Almost a break-away for James Lowe. He just fumbles, though. 4:23PM Second half Ramos hoists the restart and Toner gathers before McGrath clears to touch. 4:16PM
The closest Munster got to Saracens was when one of their supporters clad in the province’s red jersey came within a few metres of Billy Vunipola at the end of the match and wagged a finger at the No who
That is well as I have seen Saracens play in 18 months. They have not reached that level this season, which is why Mark McCall, the director of rugby, will be so pleased. In the first 40 minutes yesterday
Billy Vunipola played down more hostile reaction to him following his liking of Israel Folau’s social media tirade against sinners after helping Saracens into next month’s final. The England No 8, who
Saracens may have been outnumbered and out-sung, but they out-gunned Munster to Champions Cup final spot
Of course Saracens’ supporters were comprehensively outnumbered by Munster’s travelling horde. They were easily out-sung, as well. But out-gunning Brad Barritt’s band of bad guys is far more difficult.
A glamorous middle-aged woman sporting a stylish red outfit and matching lipstick is holding court in Jerry Flannery’s Bar in Limerick city. She is oblivious to the football fans arriving to watch the
For someone so used to being in total control, the last month has been a shock to the system of Saracens fly half Owen Farrell, who is aiming to reassert his authority this Saturday against Munster. First
Chris Farrell vows to stand up to Saracens: 'Semi-final stage cannot become a sticking point for Munster'
It was the summer after Munster’s loss to Saracens in the 2017 Champions Cup semi-final that Chris Farrell returned to Ireland, arriving at Thomond Park from Grenoble. He could have joined the reigning