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"It will be unusual playing against Saracens as I haven't played them since I left".

However, Strettle doesn't feel it will be that straightforward and insists Clermont can cause an upset if they are having a good day. Peceli Yato, 8. Fritz Lee. Now they are on course to repeat that incredible feat.

Saracens winger Chris Ashton (moving to Toulon): "I'm going to miss it. We continued to make errors though and they eventually pulled away".

Saracens have been able to reach the top of the game and stay there for the last two years, achieving the Champions Cup-Premiership League double in 2016.

Clermont were pipped by a point in 2013 and beaten 24-18 two years later as Toulon's collection of "Galacticos" completed their hat-trick of titles.

Clermont Auvergne wing, David Strettle: "When you play a final against your former team it's always a special moment". I've relied on them.

"Obviously, Clermont want to win the cup".

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And if they can extend that incredible run through next Saturday's Premiership play-off semi-final away to Exeter Chiefs, and the final at Twickenham on 27 May, the London club will emulate Leicester Tigers in 2001 and 2002 by completing the "double double" of English league and European Cup.

Both sides named line-ups befitting the occasion, with Sarries fielding all six of their British and Irish Lions call-ups while France internationals Scott Spedding, Lamerat, Camille Lopez, Sebastien Vahaamahina and Damien Chouly started for Clermont. "It was a different type of final and we showed great qualities - all parts of our game were strong", he said.

Farrell is the kicker the rest of European rugby fears and his boot will be the best way for Sarries to keep Clermont in check tomorrow.

Referee: N Owens (Wales). It could be close but even so, I still find it hard to see anything but a Saracens victory in what could be an outstanding final. "I have never played against Saracens since I've been in Clermont". Against Leinster, they kicked out of hands 19 times - compared to Saracens 34 times against Munster in their semi-final. Spedding burst forward from his own 22 to get his side back on the front foot. Against Leinster, he carried 17 times, averaged 3 metres and made 13 tackles.

The defending English champions were well on top during the first half, with George Kruis adding to Chris Ashton's record-breaking try - although Remi Lamerat's score kept Clermont in it at 12-7. We really attacked the game for the last 20 minutes, kicked behind them and put them under pressure, and I think we got what we deserved at the end. Their fundamental game is so robust - rock solid set-piece and a kicking game that has them playing in the right areas paired with a defence that is the best in Europe - so aggressive and stubborn.

"But he left two seasons ago and their play has evolved and their players have evolved as well". "You've got to beat Saracens three or four times to get past them", said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young after his team finally subdued them last week in the Premiership, albeit with McCall resting Owen Farrell, Billy and Mako Vunipola, Maro Itoje, Richard Wigglesworth and Brad Barritt.

I think Sarries will win by eight points.


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