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Thursday 8 December 2016

Game at a glance

Published 15/01/2011 | 05:00

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Schalk Brits v Richardt Strauss

Just as in the first game, the battle between the two exiled South Africans will set the tenor for this tie, revealing just how resolute Leinster are or how determined the English side are to stop them. Both sides lauded their respective hooker's ability to retain possession on the ground, and the breakdown promises to be a key area, with Saracens anxious to disrupt Leinster's flow of possession by fair means or foul.

Match betting

Leinster 10/11 (-12). NB -- Saracens were only three-point favourites for the reverse fixture in October.

Half-time/Full-time result: Saracens/ Leinster is a tease at 6/1.

Leinster to win by 11-15 is 9/2.

Form guide

Leinster: LWLLWWWWWWLDLWWWW

Saracens: LWWWWLLWLDWLWLWLWWLW

Numbers game

41 This is only the second time in six seasons and 41 games that Jamie Heaslip will not line out at the start for Leinster in the Heineken Cup.

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