Published: 13:12 | 17/11/20

Cullen hails battling Blues


Leo Cullen was pleased at how his Leinster team managed to put Edinburgh to the sword in the Guinness PRO14 to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

The defending champions had the bonus point wrapped up by half-time after Dave Kearney, Luke McGrath, and Peter Dooley all crossed over before Dan Leavy and a Cian Kelleher hat-trick confirmed a 50-10 victory at the RDS.

It was a pleasing performance for the Blues and Cullen has praised the way in which his side managed to convert their opportunities into scores.

"Considering the conditions, I think capitalising on some of the opportunities that we are creating was quite pleasing, we were nice and clinical at different stages, particularly in the first half, so to get four tries in the first half was a really good effort playing against the wind. We got a bit disjointed a bit in the second half but overall we are pleased with the performance in general and the outcome as well," Cullen explained to eir sport.

Ciaran Frawley converted five of his team's tries to complete a pleasing night for the Irish province, much to the delight of the head coach.

"I thought they capitalised on some of the chances they created, Edinburgh are a tricky team to play against, they come hard around the set piece and can make the game quite messy, so we're pleased to create some opportunities but showing that clinical edge as well," he went on.

"Edinburgh are good at making the game scrappy so we didn't want to get caught into that type of game against them. I thought the guys showed good variety in terms of the different plays they called at different times during the game, we're pleased with the win."

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