Meanwhile, Back With The Rugby

The other two Heineken Cup semi-finals were played today. I am sorry to say that the Ospreys were totally out-matched. The 43-9 scoreline was entirely fair, and actually the 9 points the Ospreys scored all came from Munster mistakes.

Thankfully the Harlequins-Leinster game was an absolutely nail-biter right to the end. It ended 6-5 in favor of the Irish, and there were a whole pile of “might have been” situations. The Leinster try came from a single bit of O’Driscoll brilliance and a lucky bounce of that odd-shaped ball. Leinster will point to the ref blowing up for a penalty when Fitzgerald looked to have a clear advantage. Quins will rue their luck in losing three (yes three) fly halves to injury during the game. Any minor twitch of fate could have tipped the result the other way.

So Leinster will play Munster in the other semi-final, and as it is scheduled for Croke Park that’s a home game for them. I still fancy Munster though, they were awesome.