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Teddy Iribaren of Racing 92 impressed in the European Champions Cup final loss to Leinster. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Battling Racing 92 shrug off injuries but fall just short

It was a decade ago, I was watching oldies rugby at Racing’s original ground in Paris on the Friday ahead of an international and I got chatting to a Frenchman on the sidelines. In light of Jacky Lorenzetti’s majority purchase, he bet me that Racing would lift the European Cup within five years. We are still waiting but it surely won’t be long before his dream becomes reality.

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Leinster's Luke McGrath clears as Warriors' Tim Swinson goes to block at Scotstoun in November. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS Group/SRU

Leinster v Glasgow: Why home side are overwhelming favourites

Glasgow play Leinster today in the Champions Cup although there is only one side with anything other than pride at stake. After an appropriately brave start at Exeter Chiefs, the Warriors have yet to land a blow in Europe, out-muscled and out-fought, despite Callum Gibbins’ best efforts, and how Glasgow could do with some of his dog in today’s fight.

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