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Lions hero Heaslip roars Leinster to victory

Lions hero Heaslip roars Leinster to victory

British & Irish Lions No.8 Jamie Heaslip admits he had to adjust to the conditions as club side Leinster secured a European spot with a narrow victory over Treviso on Saturday.

British & Irish Lions No.8 Jamie Heaslip admits he had to adjust to the conditions as club side Leinster secured a European spot with a narrow victory over Treviso on Saturday.

Heaslip’s first-half try proved vital for the hosts as they failed to convert pressure into points in the 10-0 win against the spirited Italian outfit at the RDS Arena.

The triumph guarantees Leinster a top-six finish but Heaslip – who made two appearances for the Lions in the successful 2013 tour to Australia – admits his side are disappointed with their season.

But the 31-year-old Leinster captain was pleased to get the points given the difficult conditions.

“At times it was like playing on a bar of soap but we’ve got to be good professionals,” he told the42.ie.

“You have to play with what you get. We probably gave them different access points in the game that we shouldn’t have and they are a tough side when they get a bit of momentum.

“We’re obviously happy that we qualified for Europe now. We’ve got another game next week, in terms of seeding, but we’re happy with the qualification.”

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