Last night’s loss to Newcastle will have been a particularly bitter pill for Arsenal fans to swallow, and not just because of the effect it has on their chances of Champions League qualification… Did they get a vision of the future – Arsenal being overtaken by Newcastle?

A Champions Cup semi-final against last year’s winners would be a major challenge for most rugby teams, but not this Leinster side.

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Shane Horgan and Stuart Barnes join us to discuss Leinster’s total rugby, why Tadhg Furlong and now Ross Molony are raising the bar and changing the way the game is played, what teams can do, if anything, about Leinster’s attack, and if ROG – Munster man, Heineken Cup royalty, Sexton’s former coach, Sexton’s former rival – can get his La Rochelle side to believe they can beat what is already being (prematurely) described as one of the greatest European Cup teams of all time.

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Plus there’s Eddie Howe’s secret to success and Granit Xhaka: man’s best friend.

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