Leinster v Edinburgh live score updates

Leinster 23 -16Edinburgh

Live commentary

80 mins Game over. Leinster win 22-16 in a hard fought game at the RDS
75 mins Edinburgh on the attack with five minutes to go. Game looks to be over as a contest
71 mins Edinburgh get the first try of the game thanks to Willem Nel. Laidlaw get the extras
68 mins Ian Madigan has replaced Johnny Sexton
65mins TRY LEINSTER Brenden Macken gets his second try of the game as Leinster begin to turn the screw. Sexton gets the extras. 23-9 Leinster
60 mins Laidlaw narrows the gap again with another penalty. 15-9 Leinster
56mins TRY LEINSTER Brenden Macken gets Leinster’s second try of the game after a great break from Fionn Carr. Sexton narrowly misses the extras. Leo Cullen and Mike Ross are off. Jamie Hagan and Devin Toner both on
51 mins Edinburgh are now down to 13 men. Sean Cox sent to the bin alongside Yapp
49 mins Sublime hands from Leinster as they almost cross the white wash. John Yapp gets a yellow card for the away side
47 mins Jordie Murphy has come on for Shane Jennings
46 mins Another nice break from Jamie Heaslip but ill discipline costs Leinster again and they give away a needless penalty
44 mins Ball lost forward for Leinster, but a good start to the second half from Leinster
41 mins Edinburgh get the second half underway
40 mins Brilliant defence from Leinster again and thats half time. Leinster lead 10-6
39 mins And good defence is what Leinster delivered. Leinster win a penalty five meters from their line
38 mins Edinburgh almost up to Leinster’s line. Good defence needed here
36 mins Good Leinster pressure in the last few minutes. Just unable to break the away sides defence
33 mins Nice break up the middle from Jamie Heaslip. First bit of real pressure Leinster have exerted in a good while
30 mins Laidlaw narrows the gap even further with another penalty. Leinster 10-6 Edinburgh
26 mins Brenden Macken has come on for the injured Gordon D’Arcy
25 mins Good Edinburgh pressure comes to an end as the away side are pinged for crossing
21 mins Laidlaw gets Edinburgh off the mark with an easy penalty in front of the posts. Leinster 10-3 Edinburgh
20 mins Great break for Edinburgh up the middle of the Leinster defence. Leinster holding out for the moment
17 mins Sexton makes no mistake. Leinster 10-0 Edinburgh
14 mins Leinster almost over again. Andrew Conway this time. Edinburgh hold out but give away a penalty as a result. Should be straight forward for Sexton
10 mins Edinburgh coming back into the game after Sexton’s try. Leinster’s defence is holding strong
8 mins TRY LEINSTER Johnny Sexton gets the opening try of the game for Leinster. Clinical play from the Heineken Cup champions. Sexton taps over the extras. Leinster lead 7-0
4 mins First real chance of the game goes to Leinster. Nice build up play, but Sexton knocks it on
3 mins Even enough start from both sides. Leinster showing some nice early touches
0 mins Johnny Sexton gets the game underway at a sunkissed RDS

Leinster: I Nacewa; A Conway, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, F Carr; J Sexton, E Reddan; C Healy, S Cronin, M Ross; L Cullen, T Denton; K McLaughlin, S Jennings, J Heaslip.

Replacements: T Sexton, H van der Merwe, J Hagan, D Toner, J Murphy, J Cooney, I Madigan, B Macken.

Edinburgh: G Tonks; L Jones, N De Luca, M Scott, T Brown; G Laidlaw, R Rees; J Yapp, R Ford, G Cross; G Gilchrist, S Cox; S McInally, R Grant, N Talei.

Replacements: A Titterrell, R Hislop, W Nel, R McAlpine, D Basilaia, C Leck, H Leonard, D Fife.


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