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# saracens - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Saracens and Exeter score six tries apiece on path to final showdown

England’s leading sides will meet in the decider for the third time in four years.

# saracens - Monday 13 May, 2019

'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'

Leinster left Newcastle with a few regrets but feeling they had got close to Saracens.

# saracens - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'

James Ryan delivered another superb showing for Leinster in defeat to Saracens.

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field' 8

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'

Billy Vunipola was excellent as Saracens claimed the Champions Cup against Leinster.

# saracens - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'They’re big, big men. Very big men' - Saracens' power comes to the fore

Mark McCall’s side came out on top of the collisions against Leinster.

'It's not a good decision to box kick it when you cough up a 10-3 lead'

Leinster opted to keep the ball in play at the end of the first half and conceded a try.

Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle

Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup final

We followed all the action from St James’ Park as Leo Cullen’s side chased a record fifth star.

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

Philip Morrow joined the English club soon after Mark McCall was promoted to director of rugby.

Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle

The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.

# saracens - Friday 10 May, 2019

From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final St James' Way This post contains videos

From scraps to shoot-outs, Byrne's boot to Billy's boos: Saracens and Leinster's path to the 2019 final

Here’s how Europe’s best two teams proved themselves this season.

McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter

Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.

Itoje moves to back row as Saracens make two changes to side who beat Munster

Maro Itoje moves from lock to back row in order to facilitate Will Skelton.

Cronin and Lowe start, McGrath returns as Leinster unveil team chasing back-to-back Champions Cup glory

Saracens stand between Leinster and a fifth European title at St James’ Park tomorrow.

# saracens - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Best laments lack of support behind Mark McCall after his '06 title with Ulster

‘We were ahead of a lot of teams at that point… Mark McCall has gone on to show how good a coach he is.’

'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push

The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.

# saracens - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'

Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.

# saracens - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Be Leinster... we don't have to change': Champions back their ability to dig deep and crack Saracens defence

After three encounters with the English champions this season, Glasgow boss Dave Rennie feels Leinster are well-equipped to trouble them.

# saracens - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'It's mad how quickly things can change': Byrne intent on pushing for European final berth

The hooker has yet to feature in this season’s Champions Cup, but with Sean Cronin a doubt he is intent on forcing Leo Cullen’s hand.

# saracens - Monday 29 April, 2019

Cullen confident players can hit peak performance against Saracens

After allowing most stars three weeks on the sideline between semi and final, Leinster’s head coach is keen to see players finish the season strong, rather than ‘stumbling’ over the line.

# saracens - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

# saracens - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

BT Sport 'regret' that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by 'some viewers' during broadcast

The broadcaster has released a statement to The42, in which it defends its coverage of the controversial Saracens player.

# saracens - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments

Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.

Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle

Leo Cullen praised James Lowe but said there is still a decision to make with his ‘non-European players’.

# saracens - Monday 22 April, 2019

Sexton braced for backlash as Saracens take lessons from Leinster

The English champions lost last year’s quarter-final to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium, a result Sexton says was a ‘turning point’ for the Premiership side.

'We believe we're on our way to greater things. We believe in Munster Rugby'

The southern province believe they have improved since their last semi-final defeat to Saracens.

# saracens - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries

Saracens will be aiming to deny Leinster a record fifth Champions Cup title.

Johnny Sexton shines as Leinster set up European final with Saracens

Leo Cullen’s men will search for a record fifth title in Newcastle on 11 May.

# saracens - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola

The Saracens number eight was confronted on the pitch in Coventry.

'We got beaten by the better team' - No excuses from van Graan's Munster

Johann van Graan and Peter O’Mahony praised the quality of Saracens.

Unrepentant Vunipola says he did not intend to hurt anyone

BT Sport awarded the number 8 man of the match as Saracens defeated Munster.

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out

The English side were too powerful, too clever and too controlling in Coventry.

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Munster set out to break their semi-final habit against a formidable Saracens side.

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'

33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens

Johann van Graan’s side are underdogs in Coventry but have quiet confidence they can pull off a shock.

# saracens - Friday 19 April, 2019

Injured Earls 'a big loss' but Munster back Darren Sweetnam to deliver

The 25-year-old has started nine games in a row for Johann van Graan’s side.

Earls ruled out in major blow for Munster as Bleyendaal starts at 10

The Ireland international failed to come through training this week.

# saracens - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries

The inside centre says Johann van Graan’s men have been working hard on their attacking game.

# saracens - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Saracens wary of 'incredible man' O'Mahony but 'have a plan' for Beirne

The Munster captain led several Saracens players on the Lions tour in 2017.

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