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LAST MATCH
26 Thu, 2018
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Llanelli
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MATCH REPORT
Leinster secure victory and place in Champions Cup final

Leinster Rugby progressed into the European Rugby Champions Cup final in Bilbao after an emphatic 38-16 win over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Scarlets took an early lead through a Leigh Halfpenny penalty but that was short-lived as James Ryan dived over the try line to put Leinster in front on nine minutes.

Johnny Sexton and Leigh Halfpenny exchanged penalties in the first 20 minutes before tries from Cian Healy after 26 minutes and Fergus McFadden on the stroke of half-time put Leinster 15 points ahead at the interval.

An excellent give-and-go between Ryan and Scott Fardy allowed the latter to score a fourth Leinster try before Sexton added a fifth on the hour, weaving a path past two Scarlets following a pinpoint pass from Jamison Gibson-Park.

The Irish province thought they had a sixth try through Heineken Man of the Match Scott Fardy on 75 minutes, but after consulting TMO, Romain Poite disallowed the score for hands in the ruck.

Scarlets scored their only try of the match with a minute to play as Tadhg Beirne escaped a Leinster tackle to dive over at the posts, but it was nothing more than a consolation as the Irish province sealed a place in the Bilbao showpiece final.

http://www.epcrugby.com/matchcentre/37575.php

Match Details
Half Time
9-24
Attendance
48455
Referee
Romain Poite
Head To Head

6


Played

6

6


Wins

4

0


Losses

2

0


Draws

0

5


Conversions

1

1


Penalties

3

5


Tries

1

38


Points

16

Top Overall Performers In This Fixture
Jonathan Sexton
5 CONVERSIONS
Jonathan Sexton
18 POINTS
Tournament Record
Played
Wins
Losses
Draws
Average Pts Per Game
6
6
0
0
23
Scorecard
Pen
Leigh Halfpenny
7 min
Pen
Leigh Halfpenny
22 min
Pen
Leigh Halfpenny
34 min
Try
Tadhg Beirne
80 min
Con
Rhys Patchell
80 min
Top Overall Performers In This Fixture
Leigh Halfpenny
3 PENALTIES
Leigh Halfpenny
9 POINTS
Tournament Record
Played
Wins
Losses
Draws
Average Pts Per Game
6
4
2
0
14
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