THIS WEEK’S GUESTS
FULL TIME TAKES
Too good …next
Great performance undoubtedly helped by Toulouse indiscipline. Extraordinary tactical failure to have the best scrum half in world along with Ntamack playing out of position for 60 minutes
A good win. Flattered by 2 yellow cards.
But, 2nd yellow proves without the “weight” toulouse didn’t seem that strong. (Except dupont)
Ok so just watched it back and have had time to digest it.
4 tries while they were at 14, but the first two were forward tried and it was Ramos in the bin. Can’t help but feel they kinda imploded and suffered by their lack of back subs but we dominated and beat them at their own game.
I was worried about ngatai, just hadn’t seen enough of him, but he was fantastic.
My 6 year old has watched Conan’s second try on repeat this morning, a dummy of sheer cheeky beauty, it’ll be done many times in the garden today.
Does jack willis’ header to Sheehan count as a try assist?
Byrne was class today, faultless from the tee, this run of high pressure games and form bodes extremely well for the RWC.
Higgs thought it was going to be tighter before the match then how it ended up. Ngatai made a huge impact in the first half. Plenty of tired legs at the end of the match
JOC IMO, the really soul-crushing moment came when Ryan yoinked the lineout steal. Absolute confidence-shattering stuff. “yay, I stole a critical Leinster lineout” “Nope” <yoink> <Heavyweight pack shoved backwards over own line>
FRONT FIVE ARTICLES
- England hang on to take the win | Scrum Queens [Alison Donnelly]
- Ireland fade in second half and fall to first wooden spoon since 2004 (the42.ie) [Lewis Stuart]
- Scarlets 17-35 Glasgow: Dwayne Peel’s side run out of steam as injuries take toll in bruising Euro semi-final – Wales Online [Steffan Thomas]
- European Professional Club Rugby | 14-man Toulon too good for Benetton (epcrugby.com)
- O’Gara’s La Rochelle set up blockbuster Leinster final (rte.ie)
EPCR SEMIFINALS WRAP
LEI 41-22 TLS
LAR 47-28 EXE
SCA 17-35 GLA
TLN 23-0 BEN
Fri May 19 : Glasgow Warriors v Toulon
Sat May 20 : Leinster v La Rochelle
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