Saracens beat Ospreys in thriller, Clermont win marred by Lopez injury
Saracens made it two wins from two in the European Champions Cup on Saturday as they overcame a spirited Ospreys side 36-34 in a thriller at Allianz Park.
The Premiership leaders and defending champions found themselves 10 points behind at the half-hour mark as the Welsh province – who were forced into late changes after back injuries to Justin Tipuric and Dan Lydiate – made a roaring start.
Sarries showed their class in the final minutes of the half, though, Schalk Brits’ converted try making it 17-17 at the break.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) October 21, 2017
The other game in the group was marred by a sickening injury to Clermont Auvergne’s Camille Lopez, the France international fracturing the tibia in his left leg under a tackle from Piers Francis. Clermont expect Lopez to be out for “many months” – the fly-half set to have surgery later on Saturday.
The Italians’ last triumph in this competition came in January 2015 but the boot of Ian McKinley had them on the verge of a sensational result against the three-time champions in Pool 5 until Trinh-Duc came to the rescue for the Top 14 heavyweights.
— RCT – RC Toulon (@RCTofficiel) October 21, 2017
Munster are level with Leicester on six points thanks to a narrow 14-7 success over Racing, the Top 14 side occupying third place just a point adrift after the opening two matches.
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