Media watch: Leinster already doing what they do best, Warriors playing the long game

Paul Eddison
05 October 2019

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Media watch returns and all the talk is on round 2 of the Guinness PRO14 and equally impressive if very different victories for Scarlets and Leinster.

Having had to battle all the way in Treviso, Leinster were much more comfortable in dispatching the Ospreys, another man whose surname starts with K grabbing a hat-trick. This time it was hooker Ronan Kelleher (Julian Montoya is not the only hat-trick scoring hooker) who did the damage, and reckon Leinster are already back to doing what they do best.

Meanwhile in Friday’s other game it was the Scarlets who handed Glasgow Warriors their second successive defeat to start the season.

The Brad Mooar era is off to a flyer, and it was the manner of their defence in the final minutes that really pleased the new man according to the Scarlets website.

Glasgow, meanwhile, are still searching for a first win after two rounds of action, but despite the 25-21 defeat, Dave Rennie is staying upbeat. Speaking to Scrum magazine, he was pleased with the improved display, even if there was some frustrating and not being able to complete their comeback.

Elsewhere, the Irish Independent are wary of the Ian Keatley factor when Benetton travel to Connacht. Few know the Sportsground better than the Ireland fly-half, and with Benetton still smarting from their narrow loss to Leinster, Keatley will be crucial to their hopes of getting back on track.

Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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