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Mariette Adams

Saffas secure silverware


Morné Steyn, Jono Ross and Stade teammate Hugh Pyle Morné Steyn, Jono Ross and Stade teammate Hugh Pyle

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend's European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup finals, involving South African players.

– Saracens, under the leadership of Brad Barritt, beat Clermont 28-17 to clinch a second successive Champions Cup title. Prop Vincent Koch and flank Michael Rhodes started alongside Barritt, while replacements Petrus du Plessis, Schalk Brits and Schalk Burger all played a significant role off the bench for Sarries. Fullback Scott Spedding turned out for the runners-up and set up a beautiful team try with a brilliant counter-attack from the back, but it wasn't enough for Clermont. 

WATCH: Highlights of Saracens vs Clermont

– Stade Français, featuring loose forwards Jono Ross and Willem Alberts, prop Heinke van der Merwe and flyhalf Morné Steyn, were crowned Challenge Cup winners following a 25-17 victory over Gloucester at Murrayfield. Steyn played off the bench and added five crucial points via a conversion and a penalty for the French club.

WATCH: Highlights of Stade Français vs Gloucester

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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