Sean Maitland scores while Saracens wins the third European Champions Cup title in four years

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The New Zealand winger Sean Maitland marks the Saracens' first attempt to win the 20-10 Champions Cup against Leinster.

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The New Zealand winger Sean Maitland marks the Saracens' first attempt to win the 20-10 Champions Cup against Leinster.

The New Zealand winger Sean Maitland made an attempt and the English star Billy Vunipola signed the agreement while the British title holders Saracens won the European Cup final.

Vunipola was officially promoted by Saracens and England & # 39; s Rugby Football Union for a controversial post on social media that supported the besieged homophobia of Folau, the Wallabies earthquake.

But the Saracens n. 8 are back on the front page for the right reasons with his attempt to win in the 20-10 Champions Cup against defending champions Leinster in Newcastle on Saturday (Sunday, NZ time).

It was the third title of the Saracens in four years, confirming their status as one of the best rugby clubs in the world, and was the first final defeat of the European Cup in Leinster.

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Vunipola crashed while Saracens scored 10 points while Leinster's former Wallabies forward Scott Fardy was in sinbin at the beginning of the last quarter.

Maitland – returned after missing the semi-final with a hamstring injury – grabbed Saracens' first attempt in time of recovery in the first half, after a game exchange with English skipper Owen Farrell.

The former Crusader wing had previously produced a turning point – slamming Leinster No 8 Jack Conan on the pitch at a time when the Irish club was on the rise after a 32nd minute trial with Tadhg Furlong.

Sean Maitland (C, in front) leads the celebrations of the Saracens.

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Sean Maitland (C, in front) leads the celebrations of the Saracens.

The Saracens had lost Maro Itoje in sinbin advantage before the attempt of Furlong with the block of the Lions made a noise for the persistent offside.

Furlong's score gave Leinster a 10-0 lead after a penalty from Jonathan Sexton.

But Saracens drew at 10-10 in the interval and dominated the second half.

Fardy was booked for an offside position at 59, giving Farrell an easy kick for a 13-10 lead.

Billy Vunipola takes over for the Saracens test.

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Billy Vunipola takes over for the Saracens test.

Vunipola broke out from the bottom of the fray at 68 & # 39; and proved unstoppable in his lunge for the line.

It was the second medal of the champion of the Maitland Cup winner, but his first time on the field in the final. He lost the decisive title of 2017 with an ankle injury sustained a week before the final.

Saracen players were ecstatic in post-match interviews with BT Sport after captain Brad Barritt withdrew the trophy for the third timeis.

Itoje said that "winning our third European Cup is really surprising" and said his yellow card "was all part of the overall plan".

"The team ironically started to play better when I was out of the field: when things go against us, it galvanizes us.

"When we are against the wall it is when we really show our character.

Jamie George, the Saracen prostitute, said that "it was the best feeling I've ever had on a rugby field." The shoulder annoyed me throughout the game and it's still nice but it's nothing that some beers can't order.

Sean Maitland (L) and Billy Vunipola, in the photo that celebrates the success of the Saracen semifinals, scored an attempt while the English team won the 2019 European Cup title.

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Sean Maitland (L) and Billy Vunipola, in the photo that celebrates the success of the Saracen semifinals, scored an attempt while the English team won the 2019 European Cup title.

Mark McCall, director of Saracens rugby, said it was a "massive victory" after losing 10-0 "against a quality team".

"After Maro Itoje was injured, it was incredible to be at the height of the interval and the recovery was as good as we played in a final," McCall said. BBC Radio.

"It is a great victory, a group that has gone through many things, good and bad, and who want to work hard for each other.

Sexton said Leinster "didn't have a couple of occasions" in a "small margin" game.

"It's always the way you get lost looking back on little things. I heard that some small decisions didn't go our way," flyfly Ireland said. BBC Radio.

AT FIRST SIGHT

Saracens 20 (Sean Maitland, Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell 2 pen, 2 conv) Leinster 10 (Tadhg Furlong try, Jonathan Sexton pen, conv). HT: 10-10.

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