June 04, 2022
Leinster 76 - 14 Glasgow Warriors
United Rugby Championship match played at RDS on Saturday June 4th 2022 | No comments
Danny Wilson said the score-line and performance were "unacceptable" Glasgow's 2021/2022 season ended with a humiliating 76-14 defeat to Leinster at the RDS this afternoon.
Three years ago these teams were contesting a PRO14 Final with Leinster edging out Warriors in a tight contest at Celtic Park. Leinster's record speaks for itself and they have an enviable ability to develop young players and bring in talent from overseas to maintain that success. Today illustrated the gulf between the two organisations is a wide one and is likely to get wider.
Warriors started brightly enough and took the lead early on when Zander Fagerson powered over. However, Leinster hit back to punish yellow cards either side of half-time for Richie Gray and Ollie Smith.
Dan Sheehan's double bookended tries from Jordan Larmour and Joe McCarthy as Leinster led by 19 points at the break.
There was to be no second half fightback from Warriors as they fell apart to pile pressure on head coach Danny Wilson.
Leinster added second-half scores from Larmour, Caelan Doris, Michael Ala'alatoa, Jamison Gibson-Park, Garry Ringrose, Ciaran Frawley, Luke McGrath and Jimmy O'Brien, with George Horne's reply all Warriors had to show.
"We all take responsibility for this game," said Danny Wilson. "I do believe we were on the right track and our results over the season were better than last season. We've had some big wins this season, but this defeat is what is going to be on everyone's minds for the next few months.
"I understand how that feels for everybody. I can assure you that everyone in the changing room is fully aware that we've let a lot of people down with our performance today. In our last two games we've dropped off a cliff.
"It's extremely, extremely disappointing. It's an unacceptable score-line and an unacceptable performance. The players have said the same and every single one of us has to take responsibility... me ultimately, but everyone involved in what was out there today.
"We conceded 40 points during two yellow-cards," he added. "We can't be playing Leinster with 14 men for any period. You cannot be passive against Leinster. We sat off them because we were numbers down.
"We fell apart at the end with conceding more tries. It's very hard, very painful at the moment. We need took at that and improve dramatically going into next season."