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“To be honest, I don’t really care.”
It just wasn’t to be for Tadhg Beirne and the Scarlets yesterday afternoon as they were soundly beaten by Leinster in their Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium.
The former Leinster lock has tasted victory against his old side in Dublin before, defeating them in last year’s PRO14 semi-final, before going on to lift the title against Munster at the Aviva. But yesterday was a completely different story.
At the end of the day, the better side won. Scarlets weren’t poor. Leinster were just that good. Not many teams would have been able to do anything against their onslaught yesterday, and whoever wins today’s semi-final has a hell of a task on their hands to stop Leinster from winning their fourth European title.
Speaking of today’s semi-final, Tadhg Beirne was asked after yesterday’s game if he would be supporting Munster today, considering he will be joining the southern province at the end of the season. The question did not go down well.
“To be honest, I don’t really care. I’m just playing for Scarlets now and I’ve another few weeks left here. We’re out of Europe now.” Beirne said.
To be fair it probably wasn’t the kind of question that should have been put to Beirne. He’s spent the last two years at Scarlets, with the Welsh side taking a chance with him and giving him an opportunity at resurrecting his career, after a torrid time with injury at Leinster.
He owes Scarlets a hell of a lot, and has become an integral member of squad. Asking him a question like that so fresh after their defeat wasn’t fair on him. Regardless of who wins today, Tadhg Beirne won’t be playing in a Champions Cup final this season.
Why should he care who wins?