Wednesday 24 January 2018

Peter Bills: Can Ireland now play like this?

Peter Bills

Joe Schmidt likes to set his Leinster players a challenge. He certainly set them one at half-time in Cardiff on Saturday.

"Go out there, just put behind you what has happened in the first half and show how you can really play" was the gist of the message. The rest, as they say, is history.

But never forget, history teaches us important lessons. And the most important from a tremendous, captivating Heineken Cup final, one of the best there has ever been, was that rugby in this part of the world is still capable of matching most of what the southern hemisphere can achieve.

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