LISTEN: The Offload previews this weekends European Challenge Cup and Champions Cup finals
By Sky Sports Rugby
Last Updated: 09/05/18 11:11pm
In the latest episode Stuart Barnes joins Rupert Cox to preview the Challenge Cup collision between Cardiff and Gloucester and the heavyweight battle in Bilbao where Leinster meet Racing 92 in the Champions Cup final.
Europe's premier club rugby competitions culminate in the north of Spain this Friday and Saturday, with the finals of European Challenge and Champions Cups. Stuart Barnes joins Rupert Cox in this edition of The Offload, entirely dedicated to previewing both finals which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action.
Leinster, under the stewardship of Leo Cullen and former England coach Stuart Lancaster, take the field in Bilbao as firm favourites against Racing 92. The Irish province are chasing their fourth trophy against a star-studded French outfit yet to achieve Europe's top club honour.
Leinster have been irrepressible at times this season, but how and where will Racing mount there challenge and what strategies will both sides employ? The Offload delves into the key battles.
There is also the matter of the Challenge Cup, which has a distinct Anglo-Welsh Cup flavour with Gloucester meeting Cardiff in Friday night's European undercard.