WATCH: Sexton Recalls Brilliant Little Chat He Had With Jordan Larmour Yesterday
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Leinster ran absolute riot in their Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets yesterday, smashing their Welsh counterparts 38-16 to book a spot in this year’s final.
The Irish province always looked to be in control in what was a very dominant and professional performance from Leo Cullen’s men. Leinster took their chances and just completely bombarded the Scarlets from minute one to eighty.
Johnny Sexton was once again at the heart of everything for Leinster, controlling the game incredible well and bagging a try himself in the second-half. He also once again showed he’s no problem giving his teammates a piece of his mind, not matter what the score is.
With Leinster leading 31-9, youngster Jordan Larmour called for the ball on the short-side, and tried to take on a wall of Scarlets players on his own, hoping to use his magical feet to get over for a score.
Unfortunately he was barrelled into touch, and Sexton let him know his mistake, with Leinster having a huge overlap on the other side. But at the same time, Sexton was delighted that Larmour was so confident, and backed himself all the way.
“He backed himself against 10 Scarlets on the short-side with a six-man overlap on the other side!” Sexton said.
“So I said ‘Did you call for the ball?’, and he said, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah’.
“So he just didn’t manage to beat one of them. But that’s the beauty of it I suppose, the young lads, they back themselves and I thought he had a great game in the second half.
“When you lose a player like Fergus who brings so much to the team, to have him stepping in and the quality he brings was brilliant.”