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Stuart Lancaster has Leinster attacking the way Eddie Jones wants England to attack

Truly, Leinster are a multi-faceted outfit – even when Toulouse’s mauling and scrummaging success made them look barely weak. 

Defensively, they’re resourceful as effectively. While Toulouse have been chasing the sport, Romain Ntamack glided in the direction of the outdoors shoulder of Dan Sheehan. Leinster’s alternative hooker accelerated and chopped down Ntamack, with wing O’Brien pouncing for a jackal turnover. 

It is in attack that their adaptability actually shines by means of, although. During his latest interview with the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast, Lancaster spoke about encouraging gamers to be “multi-positional” and to assume completely different roles inside attacking actions. 

All the whereas, he wants them to be scanning for alternatives by assessing 4 areas: the velocity of rucks, the width between defenders, the area on the fringe of the defensive position and the area in the back-field. Add in technical abilities – passing, working angles, clearing breakdowns – and you’ve got a potent cocktail. 

Time collectively helps every thing, as Jones has careworn. England did endeavour to inject tempo into their phase-play throughout the latest Six Nations, with aggression from kick-returns, roaming wings and completely different figures stepping up at scrum-half. Continuity was scarce, although. Their attack was clunky. 

Few would argue that there are perks to Lancaster’s job. Equally, solely the pig-headed may ignore that Leinster are setting extraordinarily excessive requirements with the high quality of their intuitive and unpredictable attack. 

Match photos from BT Sport

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