Leinster Defeat Racing 92 To Become European Champions!

Cumbrian Stuart Lancaster commits immediate future to Leinster ahead of European Champions Cup Final

"It was a real arm wrestle".

We couldn't get going in the game.

Racing suffered their second final defeat in three years.

"It's one of the great challenges that we face as a club moving forward - you see some of the French teams and the resources they have available and the calibre of players they have been signing over the years makes it a great challenge for us". "They deserved to win", Racing coach Laurent Travers said. It was just discipline that let us down and a lack of communication in defence. We're under no illusions, it's a very formidable bunch of players that we'll be up against. "At our level it is all about details and our discipline was poor in the first half", flanker Yannick Nyanga said.

Leinster have looked convincing throughout the entire campaign and are in Spain, along with KCLR's Brendan Hennessy and Mick Quinn, for today's big final. Remi Tales had an attempt at a drop goal as the clock passed the 80 minute mark, but to no avail.

Among them is Dan Carter, the New Zealand great who has once again been selected among the replacements to make room for Pat Lambie as starting fly-half.

Tales and Racing's South African-born France flanker Bernard Le Roux were then penalised at a ruck, but Sexton went wide with a monster 48-metre penalty, mirrored shortly after by Iribaren.

The normally free-flowing Irish side, who had scored 31 tries in eight games in the competition, were being kept at bay.

Captain Isa Nacewa sealed victory with a penalty as only 90 seconds remained on the clock.



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