Sunday, March 29, 2015

Leinster give Lazarus a run for his money!

Isaac Boss is expecting a three-way battle for the Leinster number nine jersey with the emergence of Luke McGrath as a realistic option as well as Eoin Reddan. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Isaac Boss ( Picture )

Leinster managed the best comeback since Lazarus to grab a barely deserved draw against Glasgow. It was a woeful first half for Leinster, wretched, dull, uninspiring, watching with interest as Glasgow score tries for fun. Then Matt O’Connor, probably on his last legs at Leinster, worked a bit of magic, the cavalry arrived – (in the shape of two try Boss), and Luke Fitzgerald, Leinster took the lead, but eventually conceded a try to give the match the right result. Madigan was impeccable with the boot, Healy was dynamic, but overall it was so up and down you don’t know what to say. Do we deserve to make the play offs? Hardly.

Ulster got maximum points out of Cardiff,  which I didn’t get to see, but fantastic to hear of the return of Chris Henry.

Finally, Munster got a big win out of Connacht, although it was a pretty close contest for the first 65 minutes. Connacht will be disappointed with how they fell off, but it was going to be really tough for them against a Munster side with their quality players. CJ Stander was outstanding, Keith Earls is getting back to his best, and I think Andrew Smith in midfield has settled the midfield a lot. 

Guinness PRO12
Friday, March 27
Ulster 36 - 17 Cardiff Blues    19:35
Leinster 34 - 34 Glasgow Warriors    19:35
Saturday, March 28
Scarlets 15 - 26 Edinburgh    14:40
Munster 42 - 20 Connacht    17:15
Ospreys 53 - 22 Zebre    19:15
Benetton Treviso 17 - 32 Newport Gwent Dragons    19:30

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