199 : Racing 92 v Leinster wrap – Harpin' On Rugby
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
(also a report from France on the match conditions by Tom Coleman)
FULL TIME TAKES
Andrew Potts Very good performance by Leinster and adapting well to Racing flooding the ruck. As always Leinster very focused as 15 on the park, impressive by JVdF nuisance all day which is a compliment for a 7 and still gas at 79 for a solo!
Gerald Williamson Will not complain. A convincing win in the end. Even missing one or two key players, Leinster did the job for the bonus pt win. Stuart has a idea what awaits him next season.
Gavin Hegarty Job done, BP done. Racing should be embarrassed to lose by 32 at ‘home’. We need to do better but you can only play what’s in front of you.
Chris McDonnell Without Sexton Henshaw and Furlong and still almost flawless. A little too much kicking for my liking but hey
RichardMifsud You don’t win anything in December, especially in the #championscup but you can lay down markers and #leinster did just that in Le Havre That was easily their best 80 of the season thus far Caelan Doris worthy POTM but big performances across the park Let’s see where we are in May in #dublin #R92vLEI
Jay Long You can only play what’s there but was really happy to see how hungry we were throughout. The lads chased everything. Sensational start. We’re on the road again!
Ross Carrick I wasn’t expecting this from Racing. Lack of sustained possession and phase building. Leinster aren’t at their best but are deserved three score leaders.
Robin Cafolla I remember when you feared going to France no matter who you were playing. Safe to say those days are over. Very dominant display from Leinster.
Brian Nisbet 10-42, what a wonderful victory in France! Perfect start to this year’s European campaign from a team that are playing very well together!
FRONT FIVE ARTICLES
1 IRFU believes competition structures will prevent exodus of top women players – Independent.ie [Ruairidh O’Connor]
2 Highlights: Sharks & Bulls win thrillers, Stormers slump (sarugbymag.co.za)
3 Connacht kick-start Challenge Cup campaign with home win over Newcastle Falcons – The Irish Times
4 Shambolic Ulster taught European lesson as rampant Sale Sharks nil them in opening Champions Cup pool tie – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk [Jonathan Bradley]
5 Munster come up short in thick Thomond fog against dogged Toulouse (the42.ie) [Ciarán Kennedy]
HCC ROUND 1 WRAP
LIR 27-32 MON
R92 10-42 LEIN
SHA 39-21 HAR
GLO 22-17 BOR
CLÉ 24-14 STO
LAR 46-12 NOR
BUL 42-36 LYN
CAS 12-27 EXE
SAL 39-0 ULS
MUN 13-18 TLS
SAR 30-26 EDI
OSP 17-23 LEIC
BOR V SHA
LEIN V GLO
EDI V CAS
EXE V BUL
LYN V SAR
LEIC V CLÉ
STO V LIR
ULS V LAR
MON V OSP
TLS V SAL
NOR V MUN
HAR V R92
HARPIN’ MATCH WRAPS
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