He may have just watched his side run in seven tries and amass 50 points in a European Champions Cup match, but Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was very much focussed on the domestic agenda after his side's 50-21 win over Northampton at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster booked their place in the knockout stages with two rounds to spare after a resounding win at Lansdowne Road that featured a hat-trick of tries for Garry Ringrose.

However, with three interprovincial clashes in the PRO14 on the horizon, Leo Cullen was adamant that focus will switch immediately to a bust Christmas schedule.

"It definitely is a little bit mixed," Cullen of his side's performance.

"There were lots of good things in it clearly and the players are showing good intent at the moment - both those teams want to play, Northampton, Leinster are two teams at the moment that want to play a positive style of rugby.

"Hopefully for the supporters who come out its a good product for them to come and watch, the crowd is fantastic - for us to get over 40000 to a regular pool game is an amazing thing for the club.

"So for us, we dust ourselves down and off we go again - we have a short turnaround into Ulster next week, Munster the week after that, Connacht the week after that so three huge interprovincial games and then we'll look at round five and six in Europe, but for now it's a very quick turnaround for us but overall we're pleased of how we've gone the last couple of weeks."

Despite ending as comfortable winners, Cullen identified some areas of that need improvement.

"We definitely let them off the hook a few times, there was a period when Northampton were down to 13 men and we let them off the hook.

"They have threats across the park and a couple of times we looked vulnerable, we looked vulnerable last week but we got away with a few things particularly in the first half.

"Overall we're pleased we've got two bonus-point wins from the two games and we'll park it for now and look to make some improvement going into Ulster next week."

 

 

 

 

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