It was a bruising defeat on the biggest of stages but the players and management of Leinster Rugby have to pick themselves up quickly for the next stage of their end of season march on silverware.
There will be no fifth star added to the shirt for next season but they came close and will be back again next year for another crack at the richly-assembled Saracens team and all others who they will face along the way.
For now though it is the domestic rivalry of a Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Munster that will hold the attention.
Many of the thousands of Leinster fans who travelled to Newcastle will be at the RDS next Saturday but there will also be a chance for the younger fans who did not travel and Leinster have been building to accommodate the demand for tickets.
An additional 677 seats have been added to the RDS to accommodate what will be another sell-out attendance.
That will bring the number up to just a shade under 19,000.
It will bring the curtain down on the domestic season here with Ulster playing their semi Final in Glasgow on Friday night and the Final itself back in that same city at Celtic Park on May 25th.
Munster will have had an extra week of preparation to get ready, but Leinster will use Saturday’s defeat as another motivation to end the season on a higher note.
It promises to be some game.
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