Saracens - Flashback: Sarries in the Champions Cup quarters

Mar 28, 2018

Flashback: Sarries in the Champions Cup quarters


Saracens take on Leinster at Aviva Stadium in their seventh consecutive Champions Cup quarter-final this Sunday.

The Men in Black have won their most recent five game in the last eight and Saracens.com takes a look at the last three.

Racing Metro 11-12 Saracens, Sunday 5th April 2015, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir

Marcelo Bosch's last-gasp penalty sent Saracens into the European Champions Cup semi-finals in dramatic style.

The centre drilled a long range effort through the posts to sink Racing Metro with the last kick of the match.

Mark McCall’s side went into half-time 6-5 ahead, with two Charlie Hodgson penalties bookending a Maxime Machenaud try.

Alex Goode landed a third Sarries kick before Machenaud looked to have won it with two of his own, but Racing killed the ball and Bosch their hopes.

Saracens 29-20 Northampton Saints, Sunday 9th April 2016, Allianz Park

Saracens extended their unbeaten record in the Champions Cup by beating injury-hit Northampton to set up a semi-final against Wasps.

Saints led 10-6 at the break thanks to a Ken Pisi try but missed chances to increase their advantage.

Owen Farrell ended with 19 points and was integral to his Sarries’ comeback.

The Men in Black's strength in depth told as Chris Ashton and Chris Wyles crossed the whitewash, and Courtney Lawes' late converted try was mere consolation.

Saracens 38-13 Glasgow Warriors, Sunday 2nd April 2017, Allianz Park

Defending champions Saracens eased past Glasgow Warriors to set up a European Champions Cup semi-final with Munster.

Owen Farrell penalties and a powerfully finished try from Chris Ashton put Sarries 14-3 up at the interval.

Warriors hit back as Lee Jones finished from a fine Finn Russell kick but Marcelo Bosch and Brad Barritt went over before Ashton scored to move level with Vincent Clerc as the all-time leading try scorer in the competition.

His 36th European try comfortably booked the Men in Black a semi-final spot for the fifth-straight year.

 

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