Saturday’s trio of Guinness PRO14 matches saw a thrilling Welsh derby, an all-Ireland clash and a third triumph for Benetton against Southern Kings.
What they said:
Head coach Leo Cullen praised Sexton for becoming the all-time leading Leinster points scorer:
“He has shown amazing resilience and consistency coming back at various stages.
“He has worked hard since he’s come back from the tour in New Zealand and got himself in really good shape.
“It has been good to get him through 65 minutes last week, 75 today. He is going to play a huge part in our season.”
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was left to lament his side’s display at the Aviva Stadium:
“It’s always a difficult place to come and play and when you go out and concede eight or nine penalties in the first half, you’re putting yourselves under a huge amount of pressure.
“If you keep conceding penalties, we spent a lot of game in our half. Off the top of my head, very little set-piece inside Leinster’s half or 22. There were just two or three opportunities for us and as a I said you had to give yourself a chance and we didn’t do that.”
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac praised Ospreys for their first-half display as his side came back in the second half:
“It was frustrating. Clearly in the first half we didn’t have enough possession and the possession we did have we gifted back to the Ospreys. We had to defend a lot more than we would have liked to have but having said that our defence kept us in the game.
“We were probably a bit disappointed in the end that we didn’t score that fourth try but also relieved to get the four points.
“They didn’t disappoint, they really threw it at us in the first half. We had to repel what they threw at us and we did and they didn’t score a try.”
Top of the tweets:
— Scarlets Rugby (@scarlets_rugby) October 7, 2017
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) October 7, 2017
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) October 7, 2017
— Benetton Rugby (@BenettonRugby) October 8, 2017
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