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Sexton Rues Missed Opportunities

Sexton Rues Missed Opportunities

Leinster captain Jonathan Sexton says his side deserved to lose the Champions Cup final after failing to take their chances.

Sexton and co lost 20-10 on Saturday at St James’ Park in Newcastle, even though they took the lead against Saracens.

Leinster burst into a 10-0 lead thanks to a penalty from Sexton and a converted try from Tadhg Furlong.

Sarries lost Maro Itoje to a yellow card but Mark McCall’s men still managed to draw level after a try from Sean Maitland was converted by Owen Farrell, while the England fly-half also fired home a penalty.

 

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McCall’s side then kicked on in the second half to pull clear and Sexton believes his team need to learn their lessons. He told Planet Rugby: “Look, they won those big moments. “Maybe I’ll have a different story for you when I look back on it on Monday… (but) that moment just before half-time and that moment just after half-time when we didn’t capitalise on great try-scoring opportunities.

They’re the small margins and they took their opportunities.”

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