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Ruaidhri O'Connor

With the likes of Coetzee and McCloskey, Ulster always have a chance but Leinster will still prove too strong in PRO14 final

Ruaidhri O'Connor


Unbeaten champions Leinster look primed to complete hat-trick of PRO14 titles

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Marcell Coetzee

Marcell Coetzee

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Marcell Coetzee

The season has been curtailed, two of the participants didn’t even complete their fixtures. An entire round of knockout games was discarded and there was a five-and-a-half-month gap in the middle of the whole thing.

And yet, no one will be calling for an asterisk to be applied to the winner’s name at the end of today’s final. If Leinster complete the job as they are heavily favoured to do, they finish the Guinness PRO14 season unbeaten and definitively as the best squad and side in the competition.

If Ulster somehow end their 24-match winning run to upset the odds, then they’ll be deserving champions themselves.