Rugby U


Today's teams: Clermont: Spedding, Strettle, Rougerie, Lamerat, Abendanon, Lopez, Parra, Chaume, Kayser, Zirakashvili, Iturria, Vahaamahina, Chouly, Yato, Lee Saracens: Goode, Ashton, Bosch, Barritt, Wyles, Farrell, Wigglesworth, M Vunipola, George, Koch, Itoje, Kruis, Rhodes, Wray, B Vunipola


A very good afternoon everyone, it's the final of the 2017 Champions Cup, the best two teams in Europe have made it to Murrayfield it's Clermont v Saracens and it could be a classic, Rob Sutton bringing you all the action.

These two were the pace-setters in the group stage, Clermont being the top seeds, Saracens the 2nd seed in the quarter-finals. Since then Clermont have beaten Toulon & Leinster while Saracens have beaten Glasgow & Munster.

Saracens are aiming to follow in the footsteps of Leicester, Leinster and Toulon by successfully retaining the title. Clermont are hoping to finally win the trophy in their third final, having lost to Toulon in both 2013 & 2015.

Despite having further to travel it would appear that the Clermont supporters have outnumbered those from Saracens, yellow is most certainly the colour around Murrayfield.

For what it's worth I fancy Saracens to win by this around 10 points, mind you my pre-season tip for the title was Racing 92 and they didn't even get out of the group...

Here come the teams past the trophy, tremendous noise from the crowd as you would expect!

Nigel Owens our referee, his third successive European Final, Clermont in blue and yellow, Saracens in red & the 2017 Champions Cup Final is underway.

1- Early nerves on the Clermont side, Wigglesworth with a box kick which Spedding drops into touch, Saracens lineout on halfway.

1- Wow what a thunderous start from Saracens, Bosch feeds Ashton who was stopped inches short, Clermont defence now scrambling back into position.