Saturday 17 August 2019

Wigglesworth: It's the final pairing that everyone wanted

Saracens have been in scintillating form in European competition this year, most evident in their two knockout games to date. (stock photo)
Saracens have been in scintillating form in European competition this year, most evident in their two knockout games to date. (stock photo)

Ryan Corry

Saracens have been in scintillating form in European competition this year, most evident in their two knockout games to date.

They scored 56 points against Glasgow Warriors before seeing off Munster in the semi-final to set up this most exciting of finals.

In that semi-final, Richard Wigglesworth made his 100th European appearance.

The scrum-half thinks it's the final pairing that most excites rugby fans.

"It is probably the final everyone wanted. Two top teams will be going at it, this is the reason that you play the game," he said.

"It is going to be a fascinating battle. We have so much respect for Leinster, remembering how they did us in the quarter-final last year.

"They are well coached and well led by Johnny Sexton, but it is the little things with them, how quickly they get off the ground and how hard they work.

"They do not have any 'dead men' and so have few weaknesses.

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"Both teams have very good set-pieces and great defences; the differences are not big, just subtle ones people may be able to pick up on the day."

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