The Heineken Champions Cup returned to our screens last night and boy did it deliver. Leinster took control from the very start as they ran in eight tries against a Wasps team that have, on average, conceded 28 points per game in the Premiership. Wasps threatened Leinster on attack a brief number of times but with no real signs of a significant breakthrough. Leinster took no prisoners and proved to the rest of Europe that they are here with every intention or retaining their title as the European champions.
Leinster’s scores came in the form of tries from Cronin, Henshaw and Jack McGrath, along with two tries from Luke McGrath and a hat-trick from James Lowe. Sexton converted five and scored one penalty while Byrne converted one. Wasp’s only try came in the form of a penalty slotted over by Sopoaga in the 11th minute as Leinster stormed on for the first win of this years Champions Cup in front of an ecstatic home crowd in the RDS as the game finished 52-3 for the reigning champions.