Defending champions Leinster sailed through through the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 37-19 win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena today.
The bonus point victory ensured that Leo Cullen’s men will play a home tie against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium with a place in the last four at stake.
It will be the first time since 2012 that there will be an all-Irish quarter-final but, as has been pointed out by some Twitter users, there could be a spanner in the works because of the B-word.
The clash is scheduled to take place on the weekend of March 29-31, and if that rings a bell for you it’s because it’s the first weekend of Brexit. That is, of course, if Brexit ever actually happens. If everything goes as expected though, some feel that it could be the first major test of travel restrictions put in place as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.
That Leinster v Ulster match would be on the weekend of Brexit.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) January 20, 2019
Leinster v Ulster Heineken Cup Quarter final.. On the weekend of Brexit ???? what could possibly go wrong??
— Mackally (@Mackally4) January 20, 2019
— David Kent (@KentoCCFC) January 20, 2019
As it stands Leinster v Ulster in a Heineken Cup QF on Brexit weekend ???? https://t.co/DbzA8ySKjy
— Oonagh Kerr (@Rrek_Oonagh) January 20, 2019
Champions Cup QFs.
Saracens vs Glasgow Warriors
Racing 92 vs Toulouse
Leinster vs Ulster
Edinburgh vs Munster
Providing Brexit (a day or two before) doesn’t f*** it up, looks a tasty quartet.
— Alex Shaw (@alexshawsport) January 20, 2019
— spike McAvoy (@SpikeSonHeung7) January 20, 2019
No matter what happens, it will certainly be a tasty match. Let’s just hope Theresa et al get their sh*t together in time.