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Monday, April 07, 2008

Saracens stun Ospreys - Francisco Leonelli try

Saracens stun Ospreys - Francisco Leonelli try

Saracens overcame a star studded Ospreys side on Sunday to head through to the Heineken Cup Semi Finals. Saracens came out tops in an entertaining game that saw the Ospreys commit far too many errors which had Saracens capitalising on the opportunities given to them. A combination of great defensive tackling and gritted determination saw the men in black coming out victorious 19-10.

The game turned shortly after half time when Neil de Kock found himself in trouble in his own 22. His hurried kick took a deflection from Marty Holah's charge down, which instantly put all other Saracens players onside for Francisco Leonelli to score in the corner.

There was a fair bit of confusion in the stadium and even for some viewers at home, but the rule is that if a kick is charged down or touched by an opposing player, all other players are put on side.

Saracens will now face Munster in the Semi Finals.

Note: We'll be adding highlights of the other quarter finals in the next day or two, so stay tuned.

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:24 pm | View Comments (22)

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Peter April 07, 2008 4:42 pm

I've already booked my train tickets for Coventry! ALLEZ LE NOIR!!!!!!!!112132131`

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mo14k April 07, 2008 4:57 pm

Talk about luck... lol... Just realised while watching it... wow, check out Williams' speed how he catchs up to Leonelli so feckin fast!!

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angus April 07, 2008 5:50 pm

Saracens defence rocked them. Shane Williams could not make any ground, Henson got injured by a big tackle and Hook made an idiot of himself trying to catch a kick behind his back and dropping it!!! Good to get a vid of that. Thare try was a pick and drive.

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 6:36 pm

Isn't there an offside? He was in front of the kicker?

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 6:52 pm

All of the welsh grandslamers need a kick up the ass. They made far too many mistakes. I wonder if they were just arrogant and expected to win easily. Hopefully they can make it up to the supporters by beating Leicster.

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Sharky April 07, 2008 7:04 pm

Anonymous number 1, learn to read you lazy dickhead

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 7:31 pm

hmmm not so sure that was touched in flight personally, so as regards to anoymous number one yes there should have been an off-side line...just one of the many mistakes made by the ref

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 8:39 pm

O's cocked that one right up, with all the games leading to that you think they could manage not to screw up.O well, come on Leicster game!

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 8:45 pm


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Eric April 07, 2008 9:16 pm

Far to many stupid anonymous comments.... That said, nice to see leonelli back in shape

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Rawling April 07, 2008 9:26 pm

Not convinced that was touched after he kicked it, but I'm not going to complain.

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Peter April 07, 2008 9:35 pm

Looks like some of the posters on here are enjoying a fine glass of whine.Careful, don't drink too much or you'll need a whaaaaambulance.

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Adedayo Adebayo April 07, 2008 10:12 pm

How quick is Shanne Williams!!! He got back pretty rapid!!! I reckon I could still outrun him though. Get me back on that Bath wing, Banahan's nicked my shirt.

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 2:22 am

being a munster fan i am delighted to see Saracens win...a much easier route for Munster if you ask me...To the brave and Faithful nothing is impossible!!!!

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Collision Bag April 08, 2008 7:10 am

Welsh clubs are gay, Ospreys should have owned Sarries but they obviously still have their heads up their arses about winning the six nations.

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geraint April 08, 2008 12:16 pm

"welsh clubs are gay".....1. they're "regions" (or at least meant to be) and 2. what??Well done Saracens, thoroughly deserved to win, worst Ospreys performance i've seen in a long time. Pathetic. Probably too arrogant and expected to win so they deserved to lose. Once again no welsh side will be in the final. As for the try it didn't look like the kick was charged down but the ref must have heard it.

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 1:30 pm

Peter, sounds just like when England lost to WalesXD

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 1:35 pm

on the first try there's a HUUUUGE offside!! I can't believe referees didn't see it!

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Anonymous April 08, 2008 3:41 pm

how many ppl r their here that don't konw the rules, lol. any way u can hear it touch his hand, that is wot the ref called it onmartin

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Luke April 08, 2008 10:20 pm

Ospreys deserved to lose. Saracens wanted it more and thoroughly deserved to win. It's a shame the scoreline wasn't a true reflection of how poorly the Ospreys played. I mean, the Toulouse scoreline was very flattering in favour of Toulouse, Cardiff played nowhere near as bad as the Ospreys did (but I'm biased. Heh).

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Anonymous April 10, 2008 12:12 pm

someone please tell how the ospreys lostlook at the team they have amazing talent but never really performmarshall-never relly looked threateningwilliams-was brought into the game to often and the ospreys relyed on him to muchhook-well the behind the back failed catch says it allhenson-with hook in his own showing off world henson had nothingim not biased because i support the ospreys

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Anonymous April 10, 2008 9:04 pm

i agree with the guy above...the ospreys relyed on individuals like williams and marshall way to much and the saracens managed to contain them enough to silence the ospreys in stylei belive justin marshall to be the best scrum half playing today (anyone with a disagreement please say)but when someone like marshall is making mistakes you know theres something wrongPoor ospreys performance

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