Home team Away Team

Scarlets

  • McCusker,
    Penalty goals: Shingler (4),
    Conversions: Shingler,
19 - 42

Leinster

  • Kearney, Murphy, Hudson, Moore, Gopperth,
    Penalty goals: Gopperth (3),
    Conversions: Gopperth (4),
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 6th Sep 2013
  • KO 19:05
  • Ground: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
  • Att: 6,329

RaboDirect PRO12: Leinster come from behind to beat Scarlets 42-19

Last updated: 9th September 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Jimmy Gopperth Newcastle Falcons RFU Championship play off

Jimmy Gopperth ended with a personal tally of 22 points for Leinster

 Dave David Kearney Leinster

Dave Kearney: Scored one of Leinster's five tries against the Scarlets

Related links

Report

Teams

Also see

Defending champions Leinster came from behind to claim a bonus-point victory over the Scarlets in their RaboDirect PRO12 season opener at Parc y Scarlets.

Five tries from prop Martin Moore, number eight Jordy Murphy, replacement Darren Hudson, Dave Kearney and outside-half Jimmy Gopperth, who supplied a total of 22 points, saw Leinster recover from being 13-0 down.

For the Scarlets centre Steven Shingler provided 14 points with their one try coming from captain Rob McCusker, but they were unable to take advantage of the fact that their opponents had Kearney, Hudson and Jack McGrath all sin-binned.

It was the hosts who had much the better of the first half to lead 16-10 at

the interval. They were indebted to Shingler who put over two penalties in the opening seven minutes.

The Scarlets impressive opening continued as McCusker went over under the posts for the first try although he did not appear to ground the ball properly.

Leinster come on strong

At that stage the Welsh region looked in control, but Leinster responded with a soft try which came from a drive at a line-out with prop Martin Moore claiming

the score.

Gopperth, making his league debut for Leinster, added the conversion and followed that up with a penalty to close the gap to only three points before the Scarlets took a six point lead into the second half with a third Shingler penalty.

But it was all Leinster after the break starting with a try for Murphy only 52

seconds into the half with Gopperth's conversion putting the Irish province in the lead for the first time at 17-16.

Gopperth and Shingler swapped penalties before Leinster ended the match with 22 unanswered points with tries in quick succession for Hudson and Gopperth killing the contest.

McGrath and Gareth Owen were sin-binned before Leinster rounded off their comprehensive win with a try for Kearney in the right corner, converted by Gopperth.

Grand Final 2013/14. Click here to bet.

Guinness PRO12 Table

Guinness PRO12 Table - November 30 2014
Pos Team P Pts
10 Zebre 9 9
Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
TimeFixture
Guinness PRO12
Friday 19th December
Guinness PRO12
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets
19:35Edinburgh vs Treviso
19:35Leinster vs Connacht
Saturday 20th December
14:40Glasgow Warriors vs Munster
17:15Ospreys vs Ulster
Sunday 21st December
16:00Dragons vs Zebre
Friday 26th December
14:05Cardiff Blues vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:00Munster vs Leinster
18:45Ulster vs Connacht
Saturday 27th December
14:40Glasgow vs Edinburgh
17:15Ospreys vs Scarlets
Sunday 28th December
14:00Zebre vs Treviso
Thursday 1st January
14:05Newport Gwent D'gons vs Cardiff Blues
17:00Connacht vs Munster
Friday 2nd January
19:35Edinburgh vs Glasgow Warriors
Saturday 3rd January
14:00Treviso vs Zebre
14:40Leinster vs Ulster
17:05Scarlets vs Ospreys
Friday 9th January
19:35Connacht vs Edinburgh
19:35Glasgow vs Scarlets
Saturday 10th January
14:40Cardiff Blues vs Leinster
15:00Zebre vs Munster
Sunday 11th January
14:00Treviso vs Ulster
16:00Ospreys vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Wednesday 14th January
TBCLeinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com