Police have praised rugby supporters after 100,000 fans came to Newcastle for two huge finals and just one person was arrested.
Brad Barritt has hailed Saracens’ leaders and the “phenomenal” response by his team that saw them crowned European champions for a third time in four seasons.
Saracens boss Mark McCall hailed a towering contribution by Billy Vunipola following a memorable Heineken Champions Cup final victory over holders Leinster.
Saracens were crowned kings of Europe for a third time in four seasons after fighting back to beat Heineken Champions Cup holders Leinster 20-10 at St James’ Park.
Jamie George accepts that Saracens will need to “take it up another level” when they bid to become the most successful English club in European Cup history on Saturday.
Next month’s Heineken Champions Cup will be an Anglo-Irish affair after defending champions Leinster impressively dispatched Toulouse 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland prop Jack McGrath will leave Leinster for Ulster after this autumn’s World Cup in order to improve his international prospects.