27 Apr 2014

Saracens reach maiden Heineken Cup final with Clermont win

6:42 am on 27 April 2014

A Chris Ashton double helped English rugby club Saracens to a first Heineken Cup final appearance with a 46-6 thrashing of last season's runners-up Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham

A try in either half helped the wing break the competition's try-scoring record with 11 in a season, and with a penalty try and scores from Owen Farrell, Chris Wyles and Tim Streather, Saracens earned a first win over Clermont in four attempts.

It was also the London side's first semi-final triumph after tasting defeat in 2008 and 2013.

Saracens will meet either Toulon and Munster, who play in Marseille, in next month's final in Cardiff.