Leinster finding their feet – Schmidt

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Dec 2011


Joe Schmidt insists his Leinster side are just starting to click after they dismantled Bath 52-27 in Dublin.

The result puts the reigning Heineken Cup champions in prime position to make the quarter-finals.

And having also found their form in the RaboDirect PRO12, which they now lead, Schmidt admits he’s a happy man.

“We are obviously delighted to get the five points and with the way some of the tries were scored, also some of the running lines, some of the quality in the pass,” said Schmidt.

“We've come a long way from drawing at Montpellier but that was probably only our second or third game together.”

A week ago Schmidt’s side needed two late penalties from Jonathan Sexton to secure an 18-13 win against the same opponents.

But after running in seven tries, having been kept tryless at the Rec, Schmidt revealed he had worked on the accuracy during the week.

“I would have hoped we would have been a little bit more accurate last week.

“Fortunately it was exhibited in fantastic conditions in front of a fantastic crowd. I think that's certainly something that sparks a real enthusiasm among the players.”