A fiery Tadgh Furlong helped Leinster clinch a historic double by clinching the Rabo Pro 14 Trophy at Lansdowne Road on Saturday evening.
A fantastic team performance from Leinster secured the first-ever Pro14 and Champions Cup double.
Full time: Leinster 40 – 32 Scarlets
Ruggedly leading and driving mauls.
Grasping a line out like a Horeswood football midfielder.
Smashing rucks like a runaway dump Truck on the New Ross bypass.
Rampaging ferociously in the attack like a one-man Oulart hill 1798 pikeman charge.
Chewing up and spitting out Scarlets players like an uncompromising Silage Harvester in green fields across county Wexford.
His destruction of Scott Williams on 67 minutes was not only very much to Johnny Sexton’s delight, but his dominance was felt all over the field as the Wexford man produced a fantastic performance to help Leinster win the tournament and secure the historic double.
While Furlong, Sexton and co. were sensational throughout, much praise must go to a dogged west Wales performance too, particularly Rob Evans, who incurred a titanic battle with Senór Furlong in the scrums.
It was Leinster’s day, and here’s to more cups in the future.
And also, to more Tadhg Furlongs and to more Wexford representatives.
Byron Jones, Wexford Weekly.