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Saturday October 03
KO 1:30 PM
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MATCH REPORT

Leinster v Dragons Match Report

Newport Gwent Dragons went to the RDS Area with a double over Leinster under their belts, unfortunately they were unable to repeat history and lost out to the strong Irish squad.

 

The Men of Gwent lost out to Leinster who took away a bonus point victory, with the final scores ending on 37-13.

It was Leinster who opened up their account first after 12mins on the clock; with a penalty kick from Fergus McFadden. Jason Tovey levelled the scores with his own penalty kick but McFadden added another three points to the score board to put the home side in front. 

A 5m lineout from Hugh Gustafson found the Welsh Regions hands and they attacked the try line hard, but the Leinster defence stayed strong. That was until scrum-half Sarel Pretorius found a gap in the defence and sniped over the try line.

Tovey added the extras, which put the Dragons into the lead after 30mins. However it was the home side that added pressure when a Dragons knock-on gave them possession. Leinster made use of the ball as it went out wide to fullback Isa Nacewa who sprinted over the try line.

It was Nacewa who went over for his second try to make it 20-10 on the half time whistle.

Half Time: Leinster 20 – Dragons 10

It was Leinster’s McFadden who opened up the scoring in the second half, with a successful penalty kick. Only for Tovey to kick his own penalty making the scores 23-13.

Unfortunately for the Dragons the ball came loose and they failed to scoop it up before Leinster. It was wing Ringrose who was over the try line for the home team. But they weren’t finished there as from the restart they powered through the Dragons defence once again and it was fly-half Cathal Marsh went over.

The conversion made it 37-13 and Leinster won the bonus point.

Full Time: Leinster 37 – Dragons 13

Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Man of the Match: Cathal Marsh – Leinster

Attendance: 10,400

Leinster T C D P
1Michael Bent
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2Aaron Dundon
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3Martin Moore
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4Ross Molony
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5Mike McCarthy
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6Dominic Ryan
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7Josh Van Der Flier
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8Rhys Ruddock
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9Isaac Boss
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10Cathal Marsh
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11Garry Ringrose
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12Noel Reid
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13Ben Te'o
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14Fergus McFadden
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15Isa Nacewa
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5Rynard Landman
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6James Thomas
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REPLACMENTS
Leinster T C D P
16James Tracy
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17Peter Dooley
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18Jamie Hagan
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19Tadhg Beirne
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20Dan Leavy
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21Luke McGrath
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22Ross Byrne
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23Cian Kelleher
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Dragons T C D P
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