Leinster 10-20 Saracens: Sarries lift Heineken Champions Cup after comeback win at St James’ Park

Saracens have been crowned European champions for a third time in their history after a 20-10 victory over Leinster.

Despite trailing the previous holders 10-3, Mark McCall’s men showed tremendous resolve to produce a spirited comeback at St James’ Park.

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Billy Vunipola crashes home to help Saracens to victory

The Irish side held a 10-point lead until the 39th minute but Sarries drew level when Sean Maitland’s late try cancelled out Tadhg Furlong’s opener.

Both defences stood firm after the interval but Owen Farrell was able to kick Saracens in front just before the hour mark.

Victory was confirmed when Billy Vunipola crashed over from the back of a scrum.

Farrell kicked the conversion as the Londoners scored 20 unanswered points and put in a dominant second-half performance.

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Sean Maitland touches down to start the Sarries comeback

Saracens will play a Premiership semi-final later this month as they continue to pursue the double, while Leinster remain on course to defend their Pro14 title.

The Premiership side were left to toast a third title, and in doing so marking themselves out as the most successful English club side in history.

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