Leinster easily beat Ulster to top Rabo Pro 12

Updated: April 20, 2012

Leinster became the first Irish team to beat the other three Irish provinces home and away in the one season.

The first half was very close with Leinster going in five points up at the break, tt was a very poor second half with only one drop goal. Johnny Sexton was the differnce between the teams with Pienaar missing three kicks with Sexton being a 100% on the night.

Paddy Wallace went off injured which the biggest worry for Ulster on the injury front. Leinster had no injury worries.

Ulster 8-16 Leinster, Ravenhill FT
67min (L) Sexton drop goal
54min (U) Pienaar missed penalty
40min (L) Sexton penalty
38min (U) Pienaar penalty
31min (L) Sexton penalty
28min (U) Pienaar missed conversion
27min (U) Pienaar try
26min (U) Muller try
24min (U) Pienaar missed penalty
9min (L) Sexton conversion
7min (L) McLoughlin try
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78min Ulster attacking on the Leinster twenty two. But Stephenson knocks on. That should be it for Ulsters Rabo Pro 12 season.
77min Stunning kick by Paddy Jackson into the Leinster twenty two.
76min Devon Toner knocks on the ball, Ulster scrum inside their own twenty two.
76min Ulster penalised for holding on, Madigan kicks it into the corner.
75min Great play by Fitzgerald and Carr, O’Driscoll knocks the ball on. Ulster throw on their own twenty two. Its been a poor second half with only one drop goal on the score board.

74min Madigan comes on for Sexton.
73min Leinster get a penalty, Ulster come in from the side. Sexton kicks it to half way.
71min Shocking stuff from Ulster, the throw is not straight. Leinster scrum
69min Stunning break by Ulster, they are only four metres from Leinster try line. They win a penalty and kick it for a throw.
67min Sexton kicks a drop goal to put Leinster 8pts up.
67min Ulster win the throw but knock it on, Leinster only three metres from the try line.
66min Leinster throw five metres from the Ulster try line.
65min Ulster give away a penalty at the scrum, Sexton kicks to the Ulster 22.
63min Forward pass from Jackson, Leinster scrum just inside their own half.
62min Ulster have a throw near half way. Tom Court is off the Ulster team.
61min Trimble is so close to getting over but he gets penalised for holding on.
60min Ulster nearly up to the Leinster 22.
60min Stunning break by O’Driscoll but McFadden knocks on the pass inside the 22.
58min Shocking mistake by Ulster who are penalised for crossing, Sexton kicks the penalty to half way.
56min Pienaar misses for the third time, but Leinster make a mistake and are only five metres from there one try line and a poor kick from Redden leads to an Ulster throw inside the 22.
53min Once again Leinster are penalised in the scrum, Pienaar going for a long kick at goal.
51min Rob Kearney knocks on, Ulster scrum on half way.
51min Wannenberg has to go off injured on his last ever appearance at Ravenhill.
50min Redden penalised for holding on. Ulster scrum.
49min Rob Kearney gets Leinster inside the Ulster 22.
47min Muller penalised for holding on, Sexton kicks penalty to half way.
46min Ulster within five metres of the Leinster line.
45min O’Driscoll get penalised for crossing, Peinaar kicks to half way.
43min Its a throw to Leinster on Ulster 22.
41min Leinster get the second half underway. Ulster win a scrum.
40min Leinster win a penalty, its in front of the post so no problem for Sexton.
39min Despite the awful conditions Pienaar kicks the penalty.
38min Ulster attacking inside the Leinster half and they win a penalty.
35min Rob Kearney brings Leinster in the Ulster 22, before getting penalised for holding on.
34min Wallace has to go off, lets hope he is better for next week.
34min Leinster have a throw on their own 22.
32min Paddy Wallace down injured and holds up play, he is able to continue.
31min Leinster win a penalty, and Sexton makes no mistakes.
28min Leinster attacking just inside the Ulster half, some great play by Cullen and Healy.
26min Surprisingly its been given. Pienaar’s conversion is kicked wide.
26min Ulster have a try, but Muller could of knocked on.
24min Pienaar’s penalty hits the woodwork, but Ulster still on the attack.
22min Ulster win a penalty.
19min Ulster up to the Leinster 22.
17min Leinster on the attack, they are nearly up to the Ulster 22. Kevin McLoughlin knocks on.
16min Ulster only metres from the Leinster try line, but they give away a penalty for holding on.
14min Ulster win a penalty, they have a scrum on the Leinster 22.
12min Redden knocks on, Ulster scrum.
11min Leinster attacking on the Ulster 22.
9min Sexton makes no mistake from the difficult conversion.
7min Leinster only metres from the try line. Kevin McLoughlin goes over in the corner for a try.
6min Poor kick from Pienaar, goes over the end line. Leinster scrum on half way.
4min Ulster win a scrum and then a penalty from it, Ulster have a throw on half way.
3min Leinster win a penalty and Sexton kicks it to the 22.
2min Ulster have an early scrum on the half way line.
1min Match kicked off, two really strong sides out the week before the H Cup semi-finals.
0min Match about to kick-off.

Ulster team to face Leinster, Ravenhill (kick-off 7.05pm)
(15-9): S Terblanche; A Trimble, D Cave, P Wallace, C Gilroy; P Jackson, R Pienaar;
(1-8): T Court, N Brady, D Fitzpatrick, J Muller (capt), L Stevenson, C Henry, W Faloon, P Wannenburg;

Replacements (16-23): A Kyricaou, P McAllister, A Macklin, N McComb, R Diack, I Porter, I Humphreys, A D’Arcy

Leinster team in full

15: Rob Kearney
14: David Kearney
13: Brian O’Driscoll
12: Fergus McFadden
11: Luke Fitzgerald
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Eoin Reddan

1: Cian Healy
2: Richardt Strauss
3: Mike Ross
4: Leo Cullen CAPTAIN
5: Brad Thorn
6: Kevin McLaughlin
7: Dominic Ryan
8: Sean O’Brien


16: Sean Cronin
17: Heinke van der Merwe
18: Nathan White
19: Devin Toner
20: Shane Jennings
21: Isaac Boss
22: Ian Madigan
23: Fionn Carr

REFEREE: John Lacey (IRFU), ASSISTANT REFEREES: Peter Fitzgibbon, Olly Hodges (both IRFU), TMO: Peter Ferguson (IRFU)

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