Leinster’s more clinical execution allied to the Shark’s inability to turn opportunities into points, especially in the first half, saw the powerful Irish outfit predictably claim a spot in the semifinal for the United Rugby Championships in Dublin on Saturday.
Leinster, already in the final of the Champions Cup, outscored the Sharks by five tries to one in a 35-5 victory at the Aviva Stadium. Leinster’s greater proficiency made the Sharks look amateurish at times, with the visiting team’s poor decision-making, bad defence and inconsistency, when in possession, alarming.
Besides Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth, the absence of flyhalf Curwin Bosch hurt the Sharks badly as well, with Boeta Chamberlain, shifted from fullback to flyhalf and Aphelele Fassi both guilty of poor kicking out of hand.
Among the Sharks forwards, 2src-year-old lock Corne Rahl, produced an eye-catching performance, featuring prominently in the robust exchanges between the respective packs. They also h
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