• Isa Nacewa penalty decides nail-biter with two minutes left
Irish rugby’s remarkable year shows absolutely no sign of ending. By no stretch of the imagination was this a classic final but it is impossible to deny the scale of Leinster’s achievement in becoming only the second team in history to win four European Cups. Given Ireland’s Six Nations grand slam and potentially a Pro14 title as well, the 2017-18 season has been a rhapsody in green and blue.
While the margins in Bilbao were distinctly slim, the soon-to-retire Isa Nacewa slotting the winning penalty with less than two minutes remaining, there can be no disputing Leinster’s consistency.
Written by Robert Kitson at Estadio San Mamés
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/12/racing-92-leinster-european-rugby-champions-cup-match-report under the title “Sexton and Nacewa kick Leinster to Champions Cup glory against Racing 92”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.