Wallabies in European decider

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by Beth Newman

Champions Cup charges ended for two former Wallabies, after semi final losses over the weekend.

George Smith’s Wasps narrowly lost to Saracens, 24-17, with the Wallabies centurino playing another full game at openside.

Peter Betham’s Leicester Tigers succumbed to Racing 92 19-16, ending their run at a third Champions Cup title.

Betham played a full match at outside centre for the Tigers, who fought their way back from 10-0 down but ultimately couldn’t overcome Dan Carter’s Racing.

Racing Metro will take on Saracens in the Champions Cup final on May 14. Pete Betham offloads the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final between Leicester Tigers and Racing 92. Photo: Getty Images

Challenge Cup

While there mightn’t be any more Wallabies in contention for the top prize, two Wallabies will face off in the Challenge Cup final in three weeks’ time.

James Horwill’s Harlequins were the first side through to te decider, with a 30-6 win over Grenoble on Saturday morning.

The former Wallabies captain played at lock in the match, at Twickenham Stoop.

Montpellier will join the ‘Quins in the decider, after a 22-12 win over Newport Gwent on Sunday morning (AEST).

Capped Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White came off the bench to play the final half hour for Montpellier in the semifinal.

The two sides will play off for the Cup at Grand Stade de Lyon on May 13.

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