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Henry: Blues ruthless

ULSTER flanker Chris Henry has admitted his side got a serious reality check from Leinster on Saturday.

The northerners enjoyed plenty of possession and territory, but lacked the ruthlessness of their southern neighbours.

“For us, what was basically said after the game is that everybody put their bodies on the line,” said Henry.

“We couldn’t have given any more and it just shows what a fantastic side Leinster are. But as much as we put our bodies on the line, in some ways it’s a wake-up call for us, to show us what it really takes. Leinster were so clinical, it was incredible.

“Any mistake, any turnover, they pounced on,” he explains. “When they were ahead, we were chasing the game and when you’re chasing the game you start to make more errors.

“The middle part of the game was really intense and we crept back in with Dan Tuohy’s try. Even up to then, we felt we could fight back but we were up against the best team in Europe and it showed.”