Thursday 23 May 2019

The Left Wing - Where Leinster went wrong, Saracens power and looking ahead to RDS showdown

Leinster players, from left, Michael Bent, Garry Ringrose, Luke McGrath and Ross Byrne after the Heineken Champions Cup Final match between Leinster and Saracens at St James' Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Leinster players, from left, Michael Bent, Garry Ringrose, Luke McGrath and Ross Byrne after the Heineken Champions Cup Final match between Leinster and Saracens at St James' Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Cian Tracey to discuss the Champions Cup final.

Saracens clinched a third European crown in four seasons after seeing off Leinster, producing a powerful performance to run out 20-10 winners. The lads start by discussing one of the game's pivotal moments - Leinster's decision not to kick the ball out at the end of the first half.

Luke thinks too much has been made of Luke McGrath's decision and that the game was lost elsewhere. Leinster's lack of line-speed and attacking problems on the day are also discussed - as is Saracens' top quality display.

The lads also look ahead to the PRO 14 semi-finals next weekend, with Glasgow hosting Ulster and Leinster taking on Munster at the RDS.

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