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Saracens and Toulon to meet in Heineken Cup final
Saracens and Toulon will clash in the final of European club rugby’s premier final the Heineken Cup after both sides won their respective semifinal clashes on the weekend.
Saracens advanced through to their first Heineken Cup final after a annihilating Clermont 46-6 in a 6 try rout at Twickenham.
Chris Ashton produced another sparkling display for his club with a brace of tries in a performance that would have given England coach Stuart Lancaster plenty to think about. The Saracens flyer has been in scintillating form this season and tops the Heineken Cup scoring charts with 11 tries.
It was a superb performance both on attack and defence by the Aviva table toppers and despite Ashton’s heroics, it was the work rate of Jacques Burger that was rewarded in a man of the match performance that saw the Saracen make a colossal 22 tackles.
In France, Jonny Wilkinson kept Toulon’s aspirations of a league and European double alive when he contributed 21 points in a 24-16 win over a gallant Munster.
The defending Heineken Cup champions will take on Saracens in the final showpiece after they thrashed Clermont 46-6 in Saturdays other semifinal.
Munster, former double winners of the tournament, scored the only try of the match when Simon Zebo gave them hope in the second half however a lack of discipline is what ultimately cost them as Wilkinson made them pay with 6 penalties and a drop goal.