Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe. (Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile/Gallo Images)
The Lions were once again reminded of the harsh reality that guts mean little if you can’t back it up with points on the board, succumbing to a 21-13 defeat by Leinster in the United Rugby Championship on Friday night.
The final scoreline at the RDS Arena in Dublin was flattering to the Irish heavyweights and defending champions, who generally relied on some incisive counter-attacking play compensate for an off-colour performance where they, at times, truly struggled to get outside of their own half.
As it happened | United Rugby Championship – Leinster v Lions
Yet that really shouldn’t be considered a consolation for the enthusiastic but error-prone visitors as they really need to star
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