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Schmidt wanted more tries

13th January 2013 09:36

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SKY_MOBILE JOE SCHMIDT - LEINSTER PRO12

Frustration: Joe Schmidt

Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt admitted he was far from delighted despite his side winning 33-14 with a bonus point against the Scarlets.

The Heineken Cup holders scored their fourth try by the 44th minute at the RDS, with Rob Kearney adding to first half-efforts from prop Cian Healy, flank Shane Jennings and wing Luke Fitzgerald.

Five points boosted the Irish province's chances of sneaking into the knockout stages, but qualification could yet come down to the number of tries scored, with Schmidt left disappointed by their lack of clinical edge on Saturday.

"There already are (regrets). There are at least two more we should have got, one more where I felt there was good space and the ball was knocked down," Schmidt said.

"There is frustration but the reality is we are where we are and this is what we can plan to do and try to execute it."

Clermont cannot be caught at the top of Pool 5 but Leinster retain hope of qualifying as one of the two best runners-up, although a big win is needed against Exeter next weekend as well as some favourable results elsewhere.

"Leicester and Toulouse are both ahead of us but they have got to play each other. They can nullify that a little bit. I have a lot of respect for (Montpellier coach) Fabien Galthie," added Schmidt.

"He is a guy I have had a lot of chats with over the years, but I would like to see him beaten. It's dog-eat-dog at this stage of the competition really."

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Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Leinster622
2Northampton617
3Castres69
4Ospreys65
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon624
2Cardiff Blues614
3Exeter612
4Glasgow Warriors611
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulouse623
2Saracens620
3Connacht613
4Zebre60
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne624
2Harlequins616
3Scarlets611
4Racing Metro Paris67
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ulster626
2Leicester Tigers621
3Montpellier611
4Treviso60
Pool 6
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Munster623
2Gloucester614
3Edinburgh612
4Perpignan67