European Champions Cup final: Over 1,000 Test caps in star-studded line-ups

May 11, 2019

The European Champions Cup final appears certain to be a high-quality affair given the two teams involved.

Reigning champions Leinster will face Saracens – the winners in 2016 and 2017 – at St James’ Park in a clash between two teams packed with star quality.

Ahead of Saturday’s decider, we look at just how much Test experience will be shared by the respective line-ups in Newcastle.

Leinster hold the edge in terms of caps won, but both teams are set to start with 14 internationals, with James Lowe and Will Skelton the only players not to have represented their countries.

 

LEINSTER (649 Test caps, 14 internationals, 4 British and Irish Lions)

15: Rob Kearney (93 caps – 90 for Ireland, 3 for Lions)

14. Jordan Larmour (13 caps for Ireland)

13. Garry Ringrose (20 caps for Ireland)

12. Robbie Henshaw (37 caps for Ireland)

11. James Lowe (uncapped)

10. Johnny Sexton (89 caps, 83 for Ireland, 6 for Lions)

9. Luke McGrath (10 caps for Ireland)

1. Cian Healy (88 caps for Ireland)

2. Sean Cronin (68 caps for Ireland)

3. Tadhg Furlong (36 caps – 33 for Ireland, 3 for Lions)

4. Devin Toner (64 caps for Ireland)

5. James Ryan (17 caps for Ireland)

6. Scott Fardy (39 caps for Australia)

7. Sean O’Brien (61 caps – 56 for Ireland, 5 for Lions)

8. Jack Conan (14 caps for Ireland)

 

SARACENS (476 Test caps, 14 internationals, 6 British and Irish Lions)

15. Alex Goode (21 caps for England)

14. Liam Williams (59 caps – 56 for Wales,3 for Lions)

13. Alex Lozowski (5 caps for England)

12. Brad Barritt (26 caps for England)

11. Sean Maitland (40 caps for Scotland)

10. Owen Farrell (74 caps – 70 for England, 4 for Lions)

9. Ben Spencer (3 caps for England)

1. Mako Vunipola (59 caps – 53 for England, 6 for Lions)

2. Jamie George (40 caps – 37 for England, 3 for Lions)

3. Titi Lamositele (27 caps for the United States)

4. Will Skelton (18 caps for Australia)

5. George Kruis (33 caps, 32 for England, 1 for Lions)

6. Maro Itoje (30 caps, 27 for England, 3 for Lions)

7. Jackson Wray (uncapped)

8. Billy Vunipola (41 caps for England)