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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 5
- 12th Jan 2013
- KO 18:00
- Ground: The Greenyards
- Att: 18,500
Leinster v Scarlets - Live
Full-time Leinster 33-14 Scarlets
80 Late turnover for the Scarlets after good work from Davies - knock on from Samson Lee and that's the end. Leinster keep the dream alive but must repeat the result against Exeter next weekend. For now, job done.
78 TRY, LEINSTER, MADIGAN! 33-14 Reddan unhappy with the scrum - reset and Madigan nips in for the fifth try, hitting the conversion with a drop goal.
76 Leinster into the 22 - Heaslip slipping tackles. Dundon carries well, onto Van der Merwe, as Dundon goes again. Penalty to Leinster from right in front and they opt for the scrum.
74 Leinster attack from deep - starting right from the scrum before switching down the left with Fitzgerald again on the attack.
71 Sexton departs for Leinster, replaced by Ian Madigan. Couple of reset scrums and the Scarlets win the penalty, Michael Bent penalised.
69 Slight of hand from Leinster trying to open up the Scarlets - replacement hooker Dundon with a burst. Great hands from O'Driscoll - pass to Kearney goes to ground and Scarlets win the ball and clear.
67 Prod through from Nacewa is hunted by Heaslip but Jonathan Davies does enough with the boot to clear. Leinster lineout in the Scarlets 22.
65 Long kick from Kristian Phillips sets up a chase for the Scarlets, but the ball goes dead. Drop in tempo due to substitutions, but Leinster need more tries.
63 Good attacking play from the champions - Nacewa spinning out of a tackle down the right. Scrum to Leinster eight metres out.
61 Brian O'Driscoll enters the fray to a rapturous applause. Penalty to Leinster who find touch in the Scarlets 22.
59 Phil John penalised at the breakdown as Sexton aims for the corner. Changes for the Scarlets - ball goes forward at the lineout from Heaslip.
56 PENALTY, SCARLETS, THOMAS! 26-14 Scarlets win a penalty inside Leinster territory, Thomas aiming for the posts. No problem.
54 Storming half from Fitzgerald - stopped in his tracks though by a big hit from Timani.
52 Great width from Leinster finds Jennings out on the left wing - retaining possession, Kearney splits through a gap as Leinster look for try number five. Kick forward from Fitzgerald who then charges down the Scarlets clearance.
50 Samson Lee on for the Scarlets - Leinster keeping possession but good work from Timani at the breakdown wins the penalty for the Scarlets.
48 Fitzgerald on the switch offloads to Jennings who can't progress. Knocked on by Sexton in the tackle by Jonathan Davies - Leinster looking deadly.
47 Sexton receiving more treatment - tough afternoon for the Ireland and potential Lions fly-half. Clash of heads with team-mate Devin Toner as Leinster have the scrum in Scarlets territory.
45 Scarlets scrum inside the Leinster half, but the Welsh side knock-on and it will be Leinster's turn to feed the scrum. Infringement by the Scarlets hands Leinster a penalty on half-way.
43 TRY, LEINSTER, KEARNEY! 26-11 Solid scrum, Heaslip bursts and Kearney on the switch! Over Leinster go for the fourth try and that crucial bonus point.
42 Dominant start from Leinster - carries from Fitzgerald and D'Arcy. Boss waiting at the base, low drive kept out by the Scarlets. Low drive... held up, but back to the penalty for the champions.
40 Sexton starts off the second half.
Half-time Leinster 19-11 Scarlets
40 TRY, SCARLETS, WILLIAMS! 19-11 More phases from the Welsh side outside the Leinster 22, Phil John puts his shoulder down. Knoyle directing things smoothly as Timani has a burst. Cross kick and Liam Williams is in acres of space! Try to the visitors after a lot of hard work. Ball falls off the tee for Thomas and he misses the conversion. Leinster one try away.
40 Scarlets looking for the final say of this half, Timani making ground with his power. Turned over by Ruddock - Boss with a grubber which Heaslip collects but McFadden knocks on. Scarlets with the advantage and on the attack well into injury time.
40 Superb handling from Leinster once more, reaching the Scarlets 22 but penalised for not releasing as Sexton takes some treatment.
38 Scarlets struggling to make momentum going forward - knock on and Leinster have the scrum near half-way. Last chance before half-time.
37 Steal from Cullen hands Leinster possession. Lovely pass from D'Arcy is picked up by Kearney, who then throws a dud straight into touch.
35 Box kick from Boss causes problems for the Scarlets but they retain possession. Illegal turnover from Mike Ross and the Scarlets find touch near the Leinster 22.
33 TRY, LEINSTER, FITZGERALD! 19-6 Scrum penalty to Leinster and Healy taps - inches short again. Kearney switches with Nacewa, the champions keeping it tight before releasing Fitzgerald in the left corner! Try number three.
31 Healy comes up short as Leinster pummel the Scarlets line. McFadden up-ended and the ball is fumbled at the base, scrum to the Scarlets right in front of the posts.
29 Punishing scrum from Leinster and Sexton flicks inside to Fitzgerald. Chip over the top from Nacewa and Fitzgerald forces the Scarlets to kick into touch near their own try line. Classic Leinster.
27 Set-piece from the Scarlets scrum gives Maule an opportunity, but Leinster win the scrum after a knock-on.
26 Kearney bouncing off tacklers but there's a knock-on in the contact, scrum to the Scarlets.
25 TRY, LEINSTER, JENNINGS! 14-6 Thundering maul from Leinster and Jennings dives over, Leinster's second try of the match. Sexton wide with the conversion.
24 Lazy running from Earle and Leinster get the penalty. Sexton dabs it into the corner.
22 Superb take from Luke Fitzgerald sets up a Leinster attack - Cronin dummying before McFadden cuts infield. Scarlets infringe at the ruck and Leinster have the advantage.
19 Dominance from Leinster at the scrum wins a crucial penalty five metres out. Another scrum with Heaslip charging from the base, but Leinster go in from the side and the Scarlets can clear.
16 Messy scrum and Timani attempts to pick up the ball, penalty to Leinster who go for the corner. Maul is disrupted so Leinster win another penalty - lineout once again but the ball is lost. Scarlets clear to touch.
13 Leinster once again penalised at the breakdown, losing valuable field position. Scarlets lineout the other side of halfway. Steal from Toner and Cronin has a charge. Sweet hands from Leinster but the ball goes forward as McFadden claims he was pulled back - scrum to the Scarlets.
10 DROP GOAL, SCARLETS, LIAM WILLIAMS! 7-6 Long kick from Sexton rolls dead and Scarlets have a scrum back in the Leinster 22. Liam Williams has a burst - Scarlets racking up the phases in Leinster territory. Ball goes forward off a Leinster hand but Williams takes the drop, and it's over!
9 TRY, LEINSTER, HEALY! 7-3 Scarlets in front of the kicker and Leinster have the penalty, opting for the corner. Heaslip gathers the lineout and Leinster build the phases. Inches short and Healy has the score!
6 Box kick from Knoyle gathered by Nacewa. D'Arcy dummies and Kearney has a dart down the left, grubbered into touch in the Scarlets half.
4 Knocked on by the Scarlets from the restart, scrum to the champions. Loop from Issac Boss but Scarlets win the penalty, Leinster not releasing.
3 PENALTY, SCARLETS, THOMAS! 0-3 First points to the Welsh side, chipped over by Thomas.
2 Free kick at the scrum to the Scarlets - forwards doing the hard work and Scarlets win the penalty, Leinster not rolling away.
1 Early burst from Scott Williams but the Wales centre knocks on. Scrum Leinster in their own half.
0 Aled Thomas begins proceedings in Dublin... can Leinster get the five points?
Team News Late change for Leinster - SEAN O'BRIEN drops out of the side and is replaced by Rhys Ruddock.
Weather Cloudy with a strong westerly wind but crucially no rain in Dublin. Leinster must scores tries and dry conditions will help their cause.
Team News Liam Williams replaces Dan Newton at full-back for the Scarlets. and Andy Fenby comes in on the wing. McCusker moves from number eight to blindside flank while George Earle and Ken Owens take over from Sione Timani, and Emyr Phillips at lock and hooker respectively.
Team News Issac Boss partners Johnny Sexton at half-back for Leinster, with Leo Cullen leading the side. Rob Kearney returns at full-back, talisman Brian O'Driscoll is on the bench.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the RDS in Dublin for the Round 5 Heineken Cup clash between Leinster and the Scarlets.
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