We have video from Leinster rugby of Leo Cullen‘s post-match reaction to his sides annihilation of the Ospreys 53-5 at the RDS on Friday night.
Ronan Kelleher scored his first-ever hat trick in what might be one of the easiest matches they will play all season. The Ospreys were letting them just saunter in for try after try.
“We knew they had a few second rows over at the World Cup, so we really tried to go at them at the line-out in particular.”
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Fergus McFadden, Joe Tomane, Max Deegan, Harry Byrne and Michael Milne also crossed, with fly-half Ross Byrne adding 11 points with the boot.
Ospreys wing Luke Morgan scored a late try to at least get the winless visitors on the scoresheet.
The Welsh side are short of cover at second-row and began the game with Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Dan Lydiate filling in there.
Along with the eight tries, Leinster’s other bright spot of the night was the return to action of wing James Lowe after injury, making his first appearance since they beat Glasgow in last season’s Pro14 final in May.
Leinster: Hugo Keenan; McFadden, O’Loughlin, Tomane, James Lowe; Byrne, Gibson-Park, Dooley, Kelleher, Ben Toner, Fardy (capt), Murphy, Connors, Doris.
Replacements: Tracy, Milne, Abdaladze, Molony, Deegan, Osborne, Byrne, O’Brien.
Ospreys: C Evans; L Morgan, S Williams, Thomas-Wheeler, Giles; L Price, Venter; R Jones, Parry, Botha, Lydiate (capt), Ashley, Cracknell, Cross, Baker.
Replacements: Otten, G Thomas, Gajion, Glynn, G Evans, M Aubrey, T Williams, H Dirksen.
Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffigan (IRFU), Mark Patton (IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)