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
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.