Matt Williams: Leinster and Munster is a battle of pride after European heartbreak

Pro14 semi-final winner can move on from crushing Saracens Champions Cup losses

Munster’s Joey Carbery clashes with Leinster’s Johnny Sexton last year at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster’s Joey Carbery clashes with Leinster’s Johnny Sexton last year at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I am amazed that some in rugby consider the 2018-19 season a failure for Irish club rugby.

All four provinces reached the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup, the Challenge Cup and the Pro14, with Irish teams in the final of both major competitions. Wales would love a “bad club” year like Ireland is having.

The Irish Times
Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
The Irish Times

How can I keep reading?

You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.

Subscribe today and get the full picture for just €1 for the first month.

Subscribe No obligation, cancel any time.