Leinster home safely against Edinburgh

Leinster secured a home win against Edinburgh and ended up 28 -14 winners. Leinster seemed to have the match sewn up by half time leading 18-3.


Andy Robinson’s side had an improved second half but the first half tries by Jamie Heaslip and Keith Gleeson of Leinster had built too large a lead for Edinburgh.


Leinster will rue not being able to secure a bonus point for a fourth try after Contepomi scored their third.

 

Full-back Rob Kearney had a try ruled out by television match official Daniel Gillet.

 

Final Score Leinster 28 Edinburgh 14

Scorers


Leinster (18) 28
Tries: Heaslip, Gleeson, Contepomi
Cons: Contepomi 2
Pens: Contepomi 3


Edinburgh (3) 14
Try: Houston
Pens: Godman 2, Bla


Leinster: Kearney, Horgan, O’Driscoll (cpt), D’Arcy, Fitzgerald, Contepomi, Willis, le Roux, Jackman, Wright, Cullen, O’Kelly, Keogh, Gleeson, Heaslip.
Replacements: Jennings for Keogh 48.
Not used: Blaney, Knoop, Jowitt, Keane, Sexton, Brown.


Edinburgh: Cairns, Turnbull, De Luca, Dey, Houston, Godman, M Blair (cpt), Jacobsen, Ford, Kerr, Mustchin, Gissing, Reid, Rennie, Callam.
Replacements: MacRae for Dey (49), D Blair for Godman (60), Meyer for M. Blair (76), Allori for Kerr (38), S Cross for Reid (53).
Not Used: Kelly, Hamilton.


Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Att: 18,500

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