- Semi-final: Racing 92 19-15 Saracens
- Russell and Vakatawa set up Juan Imhoff’s crucial late try
Saracens were on course for another victory against the odds. They were 15-9 ahead with 16 minutes to go, in control, even though Racing had deployed more than half their bench. The crowd of 1,000 was muted and a team that had suffered various knockbacks during the season and was missing 11 players who started the campaign was completing another noteworthy chapter in its history.
Everyone, though, has a tipping point. Saracens had lost their Scotland centre Duncan Taylor to a shoulder injury after 12 minutes but the absence of one of their pivotal players against Leinster in Dublin last Saturday was not felt as Dominic Morris, a 23-year-old academy graduate who had made a handful of starts for the club and was in his first Champions Cup appearance, fitted in seamlessly, helping Saracens take charge after the interval through his defence and nearly scoring a try out of nothing.