Leinster sent out a title warning with their comprehensive 34-3 win over the Cardiff Blues at the Aviva on Saturday. The first half in particular showed just how sharp Joe Schmidt’s side can be in attack, with some gorgeous tries. Leinster may be slightly unhappy to have spent the majority of the second half defending, but they did so impressively. They now face a trip to Bordeaux to take on Clermont on the 29th of April in what should be a thrilling encounter.
Ulster overcame Munster in Thomond Park on Sunday, 22-16. Most of the damage was done in the opening 30 minutes as Ulster raced into a 19-0 lead thanks to some Munster indiscipline and a scintillating individual try by Craig Gilroy. The home side replied with a Simon Zebo try and 11 points from ROG. However, despite completely dominating possession and territory, Munster failed to really trouble the Ulster defence. Brian McLaughlin’s side move on to a semi-final against Edinburgh at the Aviva on the 28th of April.
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Photo courtesy: Ken Bohane.