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1. Leinster took a heavy legged step towards the European and domestic double on Saturday when they held off the determined, if far from perfect, performance of their oldest rivals, Munster at the RDS. Those who thought the psychological exertions of the Champions Cup final could take a toll were proved right. The accuracy and intensity of the semi final effort against next week’s opponents, the Scarlets was nowhere to be seen.

There were six changes from the team that played in the final, a few injuries, some rested. Leinster have the sort cheap adidas of squad to ride 40 per cent changes like none other in Europe, but still they looked jaded. In the end it took some real impact off the bench and some inaccurate back play from their rivals to see them home but in knock out rugby, that’s all that matters. Leinster are getting used to winning. Not a dream 80 minutes to bid Isa Nacewa farewell to his home ground but the legend of Leinster got the win.

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cheap adidas 2. The statistics are against Leinster next week. Four Pro 14 and four European Champions Cups but never have they done the double. No PRO14 team has ever achieved such a feat; in fact only five clubs have managed it. Toulouse, Leicester (twice), Wasps, Toulon cheap Air max shoes and Saracens. Four of those six doubles occurred in the first 14 years of the tournament. Only the latterly named two sides have managed it in the last eight years. cheap adidas

cheap jordans on sale 3. So much for statistics. Those who know me will be well aware that I am a sceptic when it comes to stats cheap air jordan but still, these stats are daunting, as daunting as the fact there have been only two away wins in 22 semi finals in the PRO14. The Scarlets achieved that feat this year against Glasgow and last year against, you guessed it, Leinster. Let’s tip our hats to the men from West Wales and their refusal to worry about the figures. Let’s concentrate on the form lines. cheap jordans on sale

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cheap air jordan Analysis of Leinster’s last two games shows them miles from the stellar show put on when they thumped cheap jordans on sale the Scarlets 38 16 at the Aviva, next week’s venue, in the Champions Cup semi final. In contrast the current domestic champions have found a richer vein of form than I have seen from them in some time. They are much better than they were come the semi final, Leinster look a lot worse. Add these form lines up and you end up with what should be a tight game. Johnny McNichol brings a great cheap nike shoes deal to the Scarlets out wide and with Rhys Patchell playing and importantly kicking cheap yeezys so well, there isn’t any need to panic were Leigh Halfpenny to remain cheap jordans online on the injured list. cheap air jordan

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5. Exeter ground Newcastle into the Devonian dirt. Ninety three per cent possession in the first half is a staggering statistic. Possession is their God. The plan to keep the ball until errors, penalties, space opens up. I think they push it close and over the edge of legality at the breakdown but while English referees are allowing attacking teams to go over the top and seal the ball off, good luck to them.

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7. Australian rugby is showing signs of waking up. The Waratahs ended the embarrassing 40 match losing run of Australian teams against their Kiwi counterparts in a game of cards against the Highlanders. The cards fell the NSW based team’s way but they had had their own share of bad luck in recent weeks. The win was coming. Cheap jordans The Reds could not make it two wins against Kiwi opposition in the one weekend but they put up quite a performance away to the in form Hurricanes. It could be a tough three match series between the Wallabies and Ireland, the world’s second rated team.

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8. Five straight wins for the Jaguares. They have got the hang of Super Rugby. This week it was a bonus point win against the Bulls. What’s good for the Jaguares will hopefully be good for Argentina. Great news for the game on the global level, not so good for England and France who meet them in the World Cup.

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