Friday 19 January 2018

Tony Ward

Devin Toner of Leinster is tackled by Munster’s John Ryan and Niall Scannell. Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tony Ward: Munster have kinder European route but Leinster look better equipped in almost every respect 

We may not always like fronting up but the truth hurts. And while it pains me to say it, my expectation, like so many others ahead of Saturday's game, was way in excess of what was actually delivered. It's clear that this fixture, whether in the national stadium or Thomond Park, is now what it says on the tin: a preparation for either Round 1 in October or Round 5 in early January of the...