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Highlights & Pics: Munster v Saracens

24th April 2017 By The Editor

Keith Earls ties to break the tackle of Ashton.

Keith Earls ties to break the tackle of Ashton. ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The result might not have been what we wanted, but the support was more than any team could ask for.  Take a look back at Saturday’s Champions Cup semi final where Munster’s memorable European campaign came to an end in front of a #RedWave of over 50,000 supporters.

Peter O'Mahony and the squad arrive at the Aviva Stadium.

Peter O’Mahony and the squad arrive at the Aviva Stadium.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The guys get settled into the away dressing room, Saracens winning the toss for the home dressing room.

The guys get settled into the away dressing room, Saracens winning the toss for the home dressing room.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Eoin and Anne-Marie McCarthy, part of the #RedWave of supporters who made their way to support Munster in Dublin.

Eoin and Anne-Marie McCarthy, part of the #RedWave of supporters who made their way to support Munster in Dublin.
©INPHO/James Crombie

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/4/2017
Munster vs Saracens
Munster fans ahead of the game
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Hugh and Robbie Barry with Jim Hayes ready to cheer on Munster!

Hugh and Robbie Barry with Jim Hayes ready to cheer on Munster!
©INPHO/James Crombie

Peter O'Mahony and Brad Barritt with referee Romain Poite for the pre-match coin toss.

Peter O’Mahony and Brad Barritt with referee Romain Poite for the pre-match coin toss.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

CJ Stander takes to the field.

CJ Stander takes to the field.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Under pressure from Chris Ashton, Tyler Bleyendaal has an excellent take in the air.

Under pressure from Chris Ashton, Tyler Bleyendaal has an excellent take in the air.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Keith Earls ties to break the tackle of Ashton.

Keith Earls ties to break the tackle of Ashton.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Owen Farrell gave an explemperary display off the tee.

Owen Farrell gave an explemperary display off the tee.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Another angle of the #RedWave of support.

Another angle of the #RedWave of support.
©INPHO/James Crombie

The teams take to the field in front of a phenomenal #RedWave of support for Munster!

The teams take to the field in front of a phenomenal #RedWave of support for Munster!
©INPHO/James Crombie

Despite the best efforts of Bleyendaal, Chris Wyles scores Saracens' second try on his 50th European appearance.

Despite the best efforts of Bleyendaal, Chris Wyles scores Saracens’ second try on his 50th European appearance.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/4/2017
Munster vs Saracens
Munster players dejected at the final whistle
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Players applaud the magnificent support, not just on Saturday but across the campaign also.

Players applaud the magnificent support, not just on Saturday but across the campaign also.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Marcelo Bosch and Owen Farrell celebrate another Champions Cup final.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

A hard defeat to take as an unforgettable European campaign comes to an end. Simon Zebo at the final whistle.

A hard defeat to take as an unforgettable European campaign comes to an end. Simon Zebo at the final whistle.
©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster's most capped player Donncha O'Callaghan was on commentary duty with BT Sport.

Munster’s most capped player Donncha O’Callaghan was on commentary duty with BT Sport.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Duncan Williams with the box-kick.

Duncan Williams with the box-kick.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Billy Holland claims the lineout.

Billy Holland claims the lineout.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

CJ Stander fends off Saracens' Michael Rhodes as he breaks from the back of the scrum.

CJ Stander fends off Saracens’ Michael Rhodes as he breaks from the back of the scrum.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Captain Peter O’Mahony talks in the huddle at full time.

Captain Peter O’Mahony talks in the huddle at full time.
©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Scrum time, Saracens with the put-in.

Scrum time, Saracens with the put-in.
©INPHO/James Crombie

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/4/2017
Munster vs Saracens
A view of a line out during the game
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Maro Itoje and Dave O’Callaghan contest the lineout.

Maro Itoje and Dave O’Callaghan contest the lineout.
©INPHO/James Crombie

Andrew Conway tries to halt Billy Vunipola, a star performer for Saracens on the day.

Andrew Conway tries to halt Billy Vunipola, a star performer for Saracens on the day.
©INPHO/James Crombie

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