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Rugby's Twitterati react to titanic Champions Cup final

The rugby world have been reacting to a truly titanic Champions Cup final between Saracens and heretofore reigning champions Leinster at St James Park in Newcastle.

It was the fourth meeting between the two sides in the Heineken Champions Cup, the three previous clashes were all won by the Irish province including a 30-19 victory in their only knockout encounter, in the quarter-final last season.

No side had averaged more tries per game than Leinster or Saracens in the competition this season, with both finalists scoring 32 times in their eight matches.

However it was to be Saracens day, who ran out deserved 20 – 10 winners in front of over 50,000 spectators.

While Saracens came away with the victory there was near unanimous agreement that game was of test match intensity and a match that was fiercely contested in every facet of game.

Many commentators were left breathless by the brutal contest.

Saracens’ win was the ninth time an English club have lifted the trophy, more than any other nation. The North London club won all nine of their Heineken Champions Cup matches this season.

Only on two previous occasions has a side won every match on their way to lifting the trophy – Saracens themselves did it in 2015/16 before Leinster also achieved the feat last season.

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Rugby's Twitterati react to titanic Champions Cup final