Leinster secure victory and place in Champions Cup final

Leinster secure victory and place in Champions Cup final


VS


Leinster
Scarlets

38 - 16

Leinster
Scarlets

38 - 16
HT: 9-24

21 Apr 2018
15:30
Aviva Stadium

European Rugby Champions Cup
Ref: Romain Poite

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


Leinster
No NameShort T C D P
1 Cian Healy 1 0 0 0
2 Sean Cronin 0 0 0 0
3 Tadhg Furlong 0 0 0 0
4 Devin Toner 0 0 0 0
5 James Ryan 1 0 0 0
6 Scott Fardy 1 0 0 0
7 Dan Leavy 0 0 0 0
8 Jordi Murphy 0 0 0 0
9 Jamison Gibson-Park 0 0 0 0
10 Jonathan Sexton 1 5 0 1
11 Isa Nacewa 0 0 0 0
12 Robbie Henshaw 0 0 0 0
13 Garry Ringrose 0 0 0 0
14 Fergus McFadden 1 0 0 0
15 Rob Kearney 0 0 0 0
16 James Tracy 0 0 0 0
17 Jack McGrath 0 0 0 0
18 Andrew Porter 0 0 0 0
19 Ross Molony 0 0 0 0
20 Jack Conan 0 0 0 0
21 Nick McCarthy 0 0 0 0
22 Joey Carbery 0 0 0 0
23 Jordan Larmour 0 0 0 0
Scarlets
No NameShort T C D P
1 Rob Evans 0 0 0 0
2 Ken Owens 0 0 0 0
3 Samson Lee 0 0 0 0
4 Tadhg Beirne 1 0 0 0
5 David Bulbring 0 0 0 0
6 Aaron Shingler 0 0 0 0
7 James Davies 0 0 0 0
8 John Barclay 0 0 0 0
9 Gareth Davies 0 0 0 0
10 Dan Jones 0 0 0 0
11 Steffan Evans 0 0 0 0
12 Hadleigh Parkes 0 0 0 0
13 Scott Williams 0 0 0 0
14 Leigh Halfpenny 0 0 0 3
15 Rhys Patchell 0 1 0 0
16 Ryan Elias 0 0 0 0
17 Dylan Evans 0 0 0 0
18 Werner Kruger 0 0 0 0
19 Lewis Rawlins 0 0 0 0
20 Steven Cummins 0 0 0 0
21 Aled Davies 0 0 0 0
22 Steffan Hughes 0 0 0 0
23 Will Boyde 0 0 0 0

Scorecard
Leinster
Try
James Ryan
11 min
Con
Jonathan Sexton
11 min
Pen
Jonathan Sexton
19 min
Try
Cian Healy
28 min
Con
Jonathan Sexton
28 min
Try
Fergus McFadden
40 min
Con
Jonathan Sexton
42 min
Miss DG
Rob Kearney
41 min
Try
Scott Fardy
51 min
Con
Jonathan Sexton
52 min
Try
Jonathan Sexton
60 min
Con
Jonathan Sexton
61 min
Scarlets
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