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Leinster continue to break records with another win in the Pro 14. Leo Cullen’s side made it 12 wins from 12 games with a 21-13 victory over Ospreys in the Gnoll.
Nárbh iontach an úd é sin a fuair Cian Kelleher do @leinsterrugby
Kelleher spotting the gap on the wing to get in for his 4th try of the season.@PRO14Official #OSPvLEI #RugbaíBEO pic.twitter.com/YxoycGoNww
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) February 21, 2020
It was the Ospreys who had the first chance to get on the scoreboard through Luke Price who opted to kick for goal from a penalty despite a strong wind. However, he had the distance but his effort hit the post on 7 minutes. It took 18 minutes for a score to arrive. It was Leinster. Some good build up play going through the phases before the ball found Tommy O’Brien who went in for a try. Ciaran Frawley added the extra points from the conversion. Ospreys though had their chances Kieran Williams going close.
Luke Price made amends for his earlier miss knocking over a penalty on 39 minutes. Ospreys then got a lucky break and ran in a try. Leinster fumbled the ball, before Luke Morgan picked up and ran through for a try under the sticks. Price added the conversion it was 10-7 at half time.
Leinster opened the second half in the ascendency. They put their opponents under severe pressure in their own 22. Leinster were then dominating a couple of scrums. Ospreys probably should have been reduced to 14 men for the number of infringements. However, they eventually paid the penalty with Wexford man Josh Murphy going over. Ciaran Frawley added the extras. The score now 14-10 after 49 minutes in favour of Leo Cullen’s men.
However, it took a further 10 minutes for another score. It once again came courtesy of the boot from Luke Price who cut the deficit to just a single point, 14-13. It took Leinster until the 75 minute to wrap up the win as Cian Kelleher went over. Harry Byrne kicked the conversion this time. It finished up 21-13 to Leinster in a decent win for Leinster at The Gnoll in Neath.