Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton says his side deserved to lose the Champions Cup final after failing to take their chances.
Sexton and co lost 20-10 on Saturday at St James’ Park in Newcastle, even though they took the lead against Saracens.
Leinster burst into a 10-0 lead thanks to a penalty from Sexton and a converted try from Tadhg Furlong.
Sarries lost Maro Itoje to a yellow card but Mark McCall’s men still managed to draw level after a try from Sean Maitland was converted by Owen Farrell, while the England fly-half also fired home a penalty.
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McCall’s side then kicked on in the second half to pull clear and Sexton believes his team need to learn their lessons. He told Planet Rugby: “Look, they won those big moments. “Maybe I’ll have a different story for you when I look back on it on Monday… (but) that moment just before half-time and that moment just after half-time when we didn’t capitalise on great try-scoring opportunities.
They’re the small margins and they took their opportunities.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.