Gordon D’Arcy: Successful culture the difference for Leinster and Munster
Provinces have opted for very different preparations ahead of semi-final assignments
Gordon D’Arcy: I don’t think pressure will alter the way Sexton operates, do you? Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho
By the time Owen Finegan passed through Leinster he was no longer the Wallaby flanker who carried three Frenchmen on his back for a sensational try in the 1999 World Cup final.
It was 2006 when we encountered a more rotund version of Finegan on the downslope of a fine career. His 30-something body was stuck together after a decade of professionalism but he still timed runs, with defenders hanging off him, to get Leinster where we needed to be going.