The frustration Leinster players and coaches felt after last weekend was absolute. That stuff is hard to internalise. You can’t have enough of those stars on your shirt.
But you never come out after losing a European Cup final insisting you deserved to win when the score says differently.
But Leinster could easily have won in Newcastle last Saturday and Leo Cullen has got to live with the reality of knowing that too.
You lose together and you don’t point fingers. On Civvy Street, everyone is saying to the scrum-half: ‘Luke, why aren’t you kicking that ball dead?’
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