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Home from home: Johnny Sexton and co, after last year’s Heineken Cup semi-final win at the Aviva, may move from the RDS to welcome back fans. Photo: Sportsfile

Home from home: Johnny Sexton and co, after last year’s Heineken Cup semi-final win at the Aviva, may move from the RDS to welcome back fans. Photo: Sportsfile

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Home from home: Johnny Sexton and co, after last year’s Heineken Cup semi-final win at the Aviva, may move from the RDS to welcome back fans. Photo: Sportsfile

On the day their path to yet more European glory was laid out in black and white, Leinster announced a whopping 28 contract extensions.

In a period of deep financial uncertainty, this was a show of muscle from the PRO14 champions.

Almost all of those contracts were agreed before the pandemic hit, and chief executive Mick Dawson last night said that, while 2020/'21 would be a difficult season financially the real ramifications of the shutdown may not hit until the '21/'22 campaign.