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The Future Is Bright For Leinster As Young Cohort See Off Brave Wasps Side

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 01: Joey Carbery of Leinster is closed down by Joe Simpson of Wasps during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final match between Leinster and Wasps at the Aviva Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leinster blew away a fancied Wasps side in the first half today in the Aviva Stadium.

The home side roared into a commanding lead at the break, thanks to three tries, and also a botched effort from Willie Le Roux.

While experienced heads like Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa were key to the victory, it was the younger contingent who really drove the result home.

Joey Carbery, Jack Conan, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose all put in immense showing as the three-time winners of the European Cup look like serious contenders to bridge a five-year gap.

What is impressive is the turn-around in the past few seasons. A new generation has emerged, as few survivors of the 2012 campaign still remain.

Although Wasps staged a second-half comeback, the Irish outfit had too much class and the result never looked in danger.

After three dominant home displays in the pool stages, many were predicting that the English Premiership leaders would offer a more stern test, but Leinster’s class saw off the challenge.

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