May 042009

That was rough, I’m just about getting my head around it now. Munster were, for want of an easy way to put it into words, “Defended off the park”.

It had all the potential hallmarks of a great game, The “Lion King Vs. The “Renaissance Man”  but it just didn’t live up to expectations. That Leinster defence was just awesome. Even though Brian O’ Driscoll’s renaissance started earlier in the year during the six nations, I still wouldn’t have given him Man of the match. The Leinster Back Row deserved it en masse in my opinion. Jennings and Elsom were just unbelievable on the deck. Even with the onslaught I was reasonably confident at half time that we were going to come out and turn the screw in the second half but it was just not to be. That intercept from O’ Gara’s pass was like a dagger in the middle of the Munster Chest.

Well done Leinster, you deserved every single bit of it for that performance on the day.

Keep your nerve now lads, you’re as close as you have ever been to making history.

When My soul recovers I’ll get some photos up.


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