The first big final of the season, sure there’s been the Challenge Cup final and also the Premiership Cup. Let’s be honest though this is the first one that matters. It’s certainly the first final I’ll be getting up at 4am to watch this season.
Here is my video with my European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final Predictions:
Leinster v Saracens – Saracens by 3
I’ve said plenty of times before that this competition is everything for Saracens this year. After winning it twice they didn’t make the final last year. This year they are the only side to have won all their games. Not only that but the smallest winning margin has been 10 points. Nothing has been left to chance. The Premiership has been totally different where they have been prepared to drop the odd game here and there.
You could argue that Leinster have been doing this for years. That might be so and they also dropped 5 games in the Pro14 regular season. Still they finished top of their conference to get a bye in the quarter finals and a home semi final. It is going to be a great clash and so interesting to see what the to top sets of coaches have pulled out for this massive game. For me it really is a coin flip with the top 2 teams in Europe going head to head and it could be won by the bounce of the ball. Still to get off the fence I’m going with Saracens.
Join me straight after the final whistle for post match reaction live on YouTube.
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