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Pat Lambie's shot at European glory

2018-05-11 14:45
Pat Lambie (Getty)

Cape Town - Springbok Pat Lambie has the chance to win a major trophy on Saturday when Racing 92 take on Leinster in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao.

Lambie, who joined Racing last year after a series of head knocks ruled him out of the Springbok mix, has been named at flyhalf for the title-decider ahead of All Black legend Dan Carter. 

Carter, now 36, has been named on the bench for what will be his final match in Europe before heading off to Japan to finish his career with the Kobelco Steelers. 

A two-time Currie Cup winner, Lambie has never won an international competition and this would be the biggest trophy of his career. 

The 27-year-old, who has 56 Test caps to his name, has also played his way back into the Springbok mix this year under new coach Rassie Erasmus. 

Teams:

Leinster 

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Isa Nacewa (captain), 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Luke McGrath, Jordi Murphy, 7 Dan Leavy, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Ryan, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadgh Furlong, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 Cian Healy

Substitutes: 16 James Tracy, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Rhys Ruddock, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Rory O’Loughlin

Racing 92

15 Louis Dupichot, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Teddy Iribaren, 8 Yannick Nyanga (captain), 7 Bernard le Roux, 6 Wencesles Lauret, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Donnacha Ryan, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Eddy Ben Arous

Substitutes: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Vasil Kakovin, 18 Census Johnston, 19 Boris Palu, 20 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 21 Antoine Gibert, 22 Dan Carter, 23 Joe Rokocoko

 

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