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Leinster fans rally around Ian Madigan after apologetic tweet

Published 21/04/2015 | 14:14

A dejected Ian Madigan, Leinster, leaves the pitch after his side's defeat on Sunday
A dejected Ian Madigan, Leinster, leaves the pitch after his side's defeat on Sunday

It was a tough weekend for Leinster and Ireland star Ian Madigan.

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He made up for a second half penalty miss by landing a monster kick to force extra time but the 26-year-old threw an intercept try in he first half of extra-time allowing Bryan Habana to streak clear for a try.

He was replaced by Gordon D'Arcy at half time in extra time and cut a forlorn figure on the sideline as Leinster's attempted comeback fell agonisingly short.

He wrote on Twitter: "Thanks for the incredible support here and in France. Gutted with my obvious mistake and the result. ."

Leinster fans, proud of the performance in the 25-20 defeat, rallied around Madigan on social media.





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