The Roof Nearly Came Off The Aviva When The Cameras Turned To Joe Schmidt On Saturday

The boss.

Leinster completed a crucial Champions Cup double over Bath on Saturday, putting six tries past the Premiership side in a 42-15 bonus-point win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The win means the current holders are still in a position to top their pool with a huge game to come against Toulouse next year along with a home clash with Wasps – who now have nothing to play for after another loss over the weekend.

The crowd came alive early on in the first-half when Tadhg Furlong played the architect for Jack Conan’s opening score. But the biggest cheer of the night didn’t come for any of the players – rather a certain guest in the crowd.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his soon to be successor Andy Farrell were in the crowd. And when the cameras landed on them the fans in attendance erupted. Considering not too long ago the coaching pair were in the Aviva masterminding a win over the All Blacks – it was a reception thoroughly deserved.

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