Maro Itoje is not at his snarling best, he needs to take a rest as England players struggle to match the fresher Irish
That was a fantastically gutsy effort from Saracens, but ultimately they were well-beaten by a high-class Leinster team.
The Premiership’s failure to produce a European Cup semi-finalist sums up a poor season for England and English rugby.
We have been asking our top players to do too much too often and in the season after a Lions tour we have seen the consequences with fresher Irish players — rested more often domestically — underpinning Leinster and Munster’s campaigns, while many Scarlets missed out on the New Zealand tour.
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