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Schmidt warning for double-chasing side

LEINSTER coach Joe Schmidt has warned his players "there's things we need to work on" ahead of the PRO12 League semi-final against Glasgow Warriors at The RDS on Saturday.

The ghosts of two finals past in 2010 and 2012 were laid to rest with the convincing 37-19 defeat over the dangerous Ospreys at The RDS on Friday night.

As vigilant as always, Schmidt has reminded his players that it is the first of four matches that will have to be won to complete the League and Amlin Cup double.

Schmidt was quick to point at the mistakes that allowed The Ospreys back into contention on Friday: "We missed a couple of tackles that we should have made and that's a disappointment".

The video review this morning was, no doubt, littered with the faults that could have cost Leinster and will come as a stern lesson in how probable victory can drift away.

Gregor Townsend's Glasgow Warriors dealt impressively (20-3) with the emotional charge given to Connacht by the retirement of their coach Eric Elwood and flanker Johnny O'Connor on Friday.

"We've got massive respect for Glasgow, they've probably been the form team of the second half of the season," said Schmidt.

"We were lucky to beat them here in March (22-17). It was nip and tuck that night."

The key to success could be shutting down the Warriors back three, where newly awarded British & Irish Lions Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland are their aces behind a durable pack.


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