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Sarries to fry French

IF Leinster can knuckle down and put Cardiff out of the competition tomorrow, they will be able to sit in relative comfort and discover where they will go for the semi-final.

There is little doubt that the Leinster management and players will want Saracens at Twickenham. Last season, they went there and won.

This one could go either way.

How Clermont's coach Vern Cotter would relish a shot against his old sidekick Josef Schmidt in a semi-final in Bordeaux.

However, Saracens are a difficult proposition at home where they have the rugged forward pack and the percentage players, particularly in fly-half Owen Farrell, to make the French pay for their indiscipline.

Saracens v Clermont-Auvergne, Vicarage Road, Sunday 4.30 (Sky Sports 2)

Verdict: Saracens


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