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As It Happened: Saracens Defeat Munster In Champions Cup Semi Final

As It Happened: Saracens Defeat Munster In Champions Cup Semi Final
By Gary Connaughton
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Munster travel across the water to take on Saracens in a massive Champions Cup semi final at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon. In what is sure to be a mouthwatering game, you can follow all of the action right here with our Saracens vs Munster live updates.

This is a massive game for Munster as they attempt to reach their first European final since 2008. They have fallen at this stage in each of the past two seasons, including against this opponent in 2017.

Standing in their way is Saracens, winners of this competition in 2016 and 2017. Follow all of the action below.

Saracens Vs Munster Live Updates


Munster will be without key man Keith Earls for this one, with the winger ruled out due to a leg injury. He has been replaced in the team by Darren Sweetnam. Joey Carbery also misses out having failed to recover from his recent injury in time for this one.

They will be hoping to avenge the loss to Saracens in the 2017 semi final, when the English side would come out on top on a scoreline of 26-10. They would then go on to defeat Clermont in the final to secure their second tournament victory in a row.


Saracens team:

15. Alex Goode, 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Alex Lozowski, 12. Brad Barritt (C), 11. Liam Williams, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Titi Lamositele, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. George Kruis, 6. Michael Rhodes, 7. Jackson Wray, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Joe Gray, Richard Barrington, Vincent Koch, Will Skelton, Schalk Burger, Richard Wigglesworth, Nick Tompkins, David Strettle,

Munster team:

15. Mike Haley, 14. Andrew Conway, 13. Chris Farrell, 12. Rory Scannell, 11. Darren Sweetnam, 10. Tyler Bleyendaal, 9. Conor Murray, 1. Dave Kilcoyne, 2. Niall Scannell, 3. John Ryan, 4. Jean Kleyn, 5. Tadhg Beirne, 6. Peter O'Mahony (c), 7. Jack O'Donoghue, 8. CJ Stander.


Replacements: 16. Rhys Marshall, 17. Jeremy Loughman, 18. Stephen Archer, 19. Billy Holland, 20. Arno Botha, 21. Alby Mathewson, 22. JJ Hanrahan, 23. Dan Goggin.

SEE ALSO: The Iconic Game Which Changed Munster Rugby Forever

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