Gordon D’Arcy: Losing such a big game shines a very harsh light on certain players

Mark McCall’s Saracens side played for each other with a devastatingly simple gameplan

Leinster players after  the defeat to Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster players after the defeat to Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

We’re putting on the hindsight goggles again.

Leinster used the World Cup analogy coming out of lockdown. The theory was sound. Pool matches were the interpros and Pro14 finale with Saracens the first major obstacle in a do-or-die quarter-final.

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