Glasgow Warriors 13
Leinster easily defeated Glasgow Warriors in their pool game at the RDS on Sunday afternoon. The European champions were far too strong for the opposition and had the points wrapped out well before half-time.
The Scottish side led early through a Dougie Weir penalty but that was as good as it got. Rob Kearney crossed over for Leinsters first try two minutes later and Johnny Sexton added the extras. The latter then extended the lead with a well struck penalty to leave the scoreline at 10-3. A second penalty from Weir reduced the lead to four points, 10-6. However, as before, Leinster responded with a try, O’Malley claiming the honours on this occasion. Sexton converted the score and Leinster led 17-6. On the half hour mark, O’Malley doubled his try tally and Sexton once again converted. Leinster will home at this stage and merely had to play out the rest of the game.
D’Arcy scored his sides fourth try right on forty minutes and the conversion left Leinster twenty five points ahead going in at the interval. The second half was disappointing but in reality it was difficult for either side to raise their game given what went before. Pyrgos scored a late consolation try for Glasgow on 74 minutes and Weir converted. However, as in the first half, Leinster hit back and Isaac Boss sealed the victory in the final minute. Maddigan added the extras and the referee blew the final whistle.
On this showing Leinster look the team to beat again this season. Glasgow may not have been the strongest of opposition but they were disposed of in a very clinical manner and the result was never in doubt.