Bonus point Leinster overrun Glasgow

Heineken Cup champions Leinster overran Glasgow 38-13 in Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup at The RDS on Sunday afternoon.

Leinster raced away with an early lead and had secured the bonus point for
four tries within the first half.

Glasgow, on the back of their opening victory against Bath last weekend came
out fighting in the second half but it wasn’t quite enough.

Rookie centre Eion O’Malley, playing only his fourth game of Heineken Cup
rugby, stepped up to the mark in the midfield scoring two first half tries.

Duncan Weir kicked the visitors ahead with a 1st minute penalty but Leinster
soon struck with Ireland full-back Rob Kearney diving over in the corner after
good work from Isa Nacewa.

Weir kicked his second penalty but the response was the same from Leinster
with O’Malley touching down on this occasion and again the conversion was spot
on from Johnny Sexton.

O’Mally then scored his second after lovely hands in the backline and the fourth
was scored just before the break with Gordon D’Arcy touching down to record
the bonus point.

The Scots stemmed the tide in the second half and managed a try by replacement
scrum half Henry Pyrgot and the hosts replied with a try by Issac Boss but the
job had been done before half-time.

Final Score Leinster (31) 38 Glasgow (6) 13


Tries: Kearney, O’Malley 2, D’Arcy, Boss
Cons: Sexton 4, Madigan
Pens: Sexton

Try: Pyrgos
Con: Weir
Pen: Weir

Referee: Andrew Small (England)


Leinster: R Kearney; I Nacewa, E O’Malley, G D’Arcy, L Fitzgerald; J Sexton, E Reddan; H Van Der Merwe, S Cronin, M Ross, L Cullen [capt], D Toner, K McLaughlin, S O’Brien, J Heaslip

Replacements: R Strauss, C Healy, N White, R Ruddock, S Jennings, I Boss, I Madigan, F Carr

Glasgow Warriors: S Hogg; T Seymour, P Murchie, G Morrison, C Shaw; D Weir, C Cusiter; R Grant, P MacArthur, M Cusack, R Gray, A Kellock [capt], R Harley, J Barclay, R Wilson

Replacements: F Gillies, J Welsh, E Kalman, T Ryder, H Pyrgos, C Fusaro, T Nathan, F Aramburu

With thanks to ERCrugby.

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