Episode 2027: Leinster Without Sexton, The Tao of ROG, Chelsea Miss Chance, Pep Sez Relax
Leinster go into a European Cup semi final in France without their captain Johnny Sexton, who suffered a head injury against Exeter and hasn’t been available since. They play Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle on Sunday, who are the coming team in France and Europe.
We talk to Shane Horgan, Andrew Trimble and former Scotland, Castres, Montpellier and Bayonne backrower Johnnie Beattie about ROG’s evolution as a person and coach, his philosophy on the game, La Rochelle’s all-court game, the choices teams now have to make around concussion, if a fit and in form Ross Byrne is a better option than an injury prone Johnny Sexton and if fleet-footed Ulster can match brawlin’, maulin’ Leicester.
Leinster and Lions coach Robin McBryde says Johnny Sexton has enough credit in the bank to earn a Lions spot despite his injury
Also strongly backs Ross Byrne and says Leinster want to out-KBA La Rochelle https://t.co/hngnEKp0DR
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) April 28, 2021
Chelsea missed a massive chance to take control of their Champions League semi-final tie against Real Madrid last night, and Pep Guardiola was a picture of calmness and serenity at his pre-match press conference yesterday. Is this a sign of a new man, happy and secure that his work is done… or are we about to see John Stones picked in goal in another one of Pep’s over-elaborate Champions League team selections?
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) April 27, 2021
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