Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Leinster Set To Make Huge Surprise Selection Call For Champions Cup Final

Leinster Set To Make Huge Surprise Selection Call For Champions Cup Final

Pat Lambie then sustained a knee injury in the second minute, so French global Tales, who did not feature on the team list in the morning, had to deputise.

Three-time winners Leinster look to preserve their ideal European Champions Cup final record as they meet Racing 92 in Bilbao.

Racing 92 stand between Leinster and a record-equalling fourth European crown with Cullen eager to highlight their contrasting approaches to scaling the pinnacle of the club game in this hemisphere.

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Despite the absence of any tries, there was no lack of drama and, after Sexton had himself kicked three penalties, Isa Nacewa added two late on as Leinster took the lead for the first time with a couple of minutes to spare.

Cullen sought the help of former England coach Stuart Lancaster and the team haven't looked back since, with Lancaster bringing his experience and tactical know-how to the squad. We're under no illusions, it's a very formidable bunch of players that we'll be up against.

"We thought we had control heading into the last 10 minutes of the game".

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"We failed. They did what they had to do to win the game".

Carter is playing his final European match for Racing before heading to Japanese club rugby, but Leinster fly-half Jonathan Sexton insists that even at 36 years old the World Cup victor remains a threat. I think we could have won. Remi Tales had an attempt at a drop goal as the clock passed the 80 minute mark, but to no avail.

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.

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