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

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.

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