Finn Russell and Virimi Vakatawa combine for stunning winning try against Saracens

The big screen at the La Defense Arena launches into a strobe-heavy celebration graphic following their 19-15 win in the Champions Cup semi-final.

The Saracens players drop to their knees, their team is heading to the Championship, their stars are being scattered, the future for everyone concerned is unclear.

 The win was confirmed for the French when Finn Russell pulled the rabbit out the hat just when Racing needed it.

A delicate chip over the flat Saracens defence for Virimi Vakatawa. The centre claims, holds off Richard Wigglesworth and feeds back to the Scot who releases Juan Imhoff into the corner.


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In 2013, he received the John Macphail Scholarship, spending 15 weeks in New Zealand’s South Island playing for local clubs in the Christchurch area. He benefited from the state-of-the art facilities and specialist coaching offered by the Canterbury Rugby Football Union international high performance unit.

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