Leinster’s production line is rugby equivalent of Ajax in the 80s

Other Irish provinces now benefitting hugely from numbers going through the system

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of Belvedere College, UCD and the Leinster academy and also played for Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of their 23-man match-day squad were products of their provincial academy.

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