208 : Ospreys v Leinster wrap – Harpin' On Rugby
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
[plus a special report from CONOR CRONIN]
FULL TIME TAKES
Conor Cronin A few key things from this game that concern me.
The pack were bullied in the first half, and let themselves be.
Harry Byrne struggled behind the pack, but they’re not entirely to blame for his struggles. He needs a lot more time and needs to build confidence behind a dominant pack.
The scrum was awful. We have suffered as a province since Fogarty went to the Ireland set up, that needs to be dealt with.
Grinding out the win is great, and you learn much more from a game like that. But we need to learn fast, especially if the injury Ross Byrne picked up last night is bad.
Paul Smith Probably the poorest we’ve played in a good while, but the sign of a good team is to still manage to win while playing poorly so we’ll the gladly take the points and move on.
WRRAP podcast @WRRAP@toot.wales It is not often you see a Leinster pack hit reverse but deserved the win
Brian Nisbet @natural20 19-24 in Swansea. Come back was quite late, but a win is a win and well done to the lads for doing what needed to be done.
Jay Long @Jay_Long_626 Seriously good win on the road and Ospreys were proper up for it. Turned it on when it counted, I think Nick McCarthy won us that game imo. Just slipped us into a flow. Never in doubt
FRONT FIVE ARTICLES
- Munster secure vital bonus point win against the Lions (irishexaminer.com) [Simon Lewis]
- Benetton 31-29 Ulster: Struggling Irish province suffer late URC defeat in Italy – BBC Sport
- Conor Cronin report on Leinster v Connacht in Women’s Interpro
- Connacht outclass second-string Sharks (sarugbymag.co.za)
- Does Irish rugby have enough space for the talent it’s producing? (the42.ie) [Murray Kinsella] > bonus clip from the chat on this article available on our YouTube channel
URC ROUND 12 WRAP
DRA 14-29 BUL
MUN 33-3 LIO
BEN 31-29 ULS
EDI 24-17 ZEB
CAR 22-28 SCA
CON 24-12 SHA
OSP 19-24 LEI
GLA 24-17 STO
SCA V BUL
ULS V STO
BEN V MUN
DRA V GLA
LEI V CAR
EDI V SHA
CON V LIO
ZEB V OSP
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