Leinster v Glasgow, Live score commentary

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Updated: September 17, 2011

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Leinster v Glasgow, RDS, 6pm.
80min played

Leinster 19-23 Warriors
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Live score commentary
80 min FULL TIME The Warriors cause a major upset and end Leinster’s 28 unbeaten home record. Final score Leinster 19 – 23 Warriors.

78 min The home side are running out of time and options.

77 min. All Leinster now. But Warrior’s remaine unpassable.

76 min. Sloppy play from Leinster forces them back a few precious yards.

75 min. Crazy play from the away side. A crooked throw in from a line out on their own line gives Leinster the put in three meters out.

73 min. Leinster are camped on the Warrior’s try line but just cannot seem to get over.

71 min. Try as they might Leinster cannot get past the Warrior’s defence.

69 min. Leinster have a lineout inside Warrior’s 22. Huge moment in the game.

67 min. Nacewa is leading the fightback but all the breaks are going to the away side. Home team and crowd both getting restless.

64 min. Double sub for Leinster. Luke Fitzgerald and Richardt Strauss off. Aaron Dundon and Brenden Maken both on.

63 min. TRY WARRIORS. The away side rip Leinster apart and get their second try of the game thanks to Stuart Hogg. Weir adds the extras.

59 min. Excellent kick to the corner by Madigan brings Leinster just up to Glasgow’s 22

57 min. Another  changes for Glasgow. Nick Campbell on for James Eddie.

56 min. Scrum comes to nothing. Solid defence from Glasgow. Another chance for the away side. Peter Horne on for Rob Dewey.

55 min. Auva’a brings Leinster right up the Warriors line with a huge carry. Two meter scrum to the home side.

52 min. Weir  reduces the gap back to three with a pen.

50 min. Resulting pen for Leinster. Nacewa slots it over and gives the home side a six point buffer.

49 min. Glasgow down to 14 men. Their captain Rob Harley sent to the bin for an off the ball incident.

47 min. Second sub for Leinster. Jamie Hagan taken off and replaced by Nathan White.

45 min. Game has been held up with a very serious looking injury to Dominic Ryan. Jordi Murphy takes his place.

44 min. Nacewa replies instantly. Leinster 16-13 to the good

42 min. Wier gets on the score sheet. 13-13 at the RDS

41 min. The second half of the game is just underway. Three changes for Glasgow. Finaly Gillies on for Pat McArthur. Ed Kalman on for Mike Cusack and Duncan Weir on for Scott Wight.

40 min. Half time here at the RDS. Leinster lead 13-10.

39 min. Leinster end the half with a great break. Good defence from the Warriors hold the home side at bay.

37 min. Much better from the home side. Sharpness that was missing is back.

35 min. TRY LEINSTER. Ian Madigan gets Leinster’s first try of the game after some sharp hands from the Leinster backs. Nacewa converts the extras

32 min. Leinster missing a few easy tackles. All a little too static from the home side.

30 min. Advantage is with the Warriors. Switching play whenever they can. Leinster look a little rattled.

28 min. TRY WARRIORS. Soild platform from their scrum gave Rob Harely the chance to crash over. Wight added the extras for the away side.

26 min. Scrum to Warriors just outside Leinster’s 22. Even contest at the moment.

24 min. First notable involvement from Leo Auva’a. Made some solid yards before loosing the ball in contact.

22 min. Game is beginning to open up. Both sides choosing to run the ball at every chance.

20 min. Glasgow strike back with pen of their own. Scott Wight put The Warriors to within three

18 min. On target again and Leinster are 6-0 up.

17 min. Leinster almost over. Pen conceded by Warriors give Nacewa the chance to put Leinster six points up.

16 min. First real bit of pressure from Leinster. Scrum five meters from Warriors line.

14 min. Great chip and chase from Fionn Carr brings Leinster deep into the Warriors 22

12 min. Solid lineout from Leinster, in Warriors half, comes to nothing.

10 min. Game yet to come alive. Leinster look the more dangerous with ball in hand.

8 min. Pen to Warriors from just inside the Leinster half hits the upright. Leinster clear their lines

6 min. Luke Fitzgerald gets involved for the first time. Breaks the first tackle, but loses footing. Bright start from the home side.

4 min. Nacewa with the first line break of the game. Good defence from the away side.

2 min. He makes no mistake. Leinster 3-0 up.

1 min. Good start from Leinster. Keeping the ball well. Isa Nacewa has the chance to put Leinster ahead with the first pen of the game.

1 min. Game just underway. Leinster playing with the breeze in the first half

0min Welcome to a sun drenched RDS for Leinster’s game with the Glasgow Warriors
0min There should be a great crowd in the RDS this evening after todays great victory over Australia.

Team News
Leinster: Isa Nacewa; Fionn Carr, Eoin O’Malley, Luke Fitzgerald, David Kearney; Ian Madigan, Cillian Willis; Heinke van der Mere, Richardt Strauss, Jamie Hagan; Kevin McLaughlin, Devin Toner; Rhys Ruddock (capt), Dominic Ryan, Leo Auva’a.
Replacements: Aaron Dundon, Jack McGrath, Nathan White, Damian Browne, Jordi Murphy, John Cooney, Brendan Macken, Darren Hudson

Glasgow Warriors: Stuart Hogg, Federico Aramburu, Rob Dewey, Troy Nathan, Colin Shaw, Scott Wight, Henry Pyrgos, Ryan Grant, Finlay Gillies, Ed Kalman, Tom Ryder, Nick Campbell, Rob Harley (captain), Chris Fusaro, Rory Pitman. Replacements: Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid, Mike Cusack, James Eddie, Duncan Weir, Ryan Wilson, Colin Gregor, Peter Horne.

Preview
Leinster continue their domestic campaign at home this weekend when they host the Glasgow Warriors at the RDS this Saturday evening in the RaboDirect Pro 12 league, kick off 6.00pm.

Having got their first points of the campaign last weekend, when the defeated a spirited Dragons outfit 31-10 Joe Schmidt’s side will be looking to maintain their fine home record, they are unbeaten in 28 games at the RDS, and gain some more momentum as their campaign begins to come to life.

To defeat the Warriors Leinster will have to step up on what they produced last week against the Dragons. A wonderfully fruitful 20 minute period after half time last week was the high spot for Leinster.
Up to then they had struggled somewhat to grab hold of the game and put the Dragons away.

They will be looking once again to full back Isa Nacewa, who was sublime last week, and Fionn Carr to lead the way for Leinster. Schmidt also welcomes back Luke Fitzgerald back into the fold having missed last week’s win with a slight knee injury picked up against the Ospreys.

Leinster fans will also be eagerly looking forward to see what kind of impact Leo Auva’a makes from the start against the Warriors. He will be joined by Dominic Ryan and skipper Rhys Ruddock in the back-row for the visit of the Scottish side.

For the Warriors this will be the third time they will have faced Irish opposition in three weeks. Having lost against Munster and Ulster in the opening two rounds of games, coach Sean Lineen is looking for an improved performance from his side.

“This is another huge challenge for us, to go to the home of the Heineken Cup holders and look to do something we’ve never done before, but it’s an opportunity the players relish.

“We know we’re going to be facing Leinster a good number of times over the course of the season, and although every game is different, it’s important we set our stall out and deliver the sort of performance and result we need to kick-start our campaign.

“As with Ulster on the first weekend of the RaboDirect PRO12, we feel pretty strongly that it was our own errors that did for us against Munster last Friday night. We made a number of frustrating mistakes and then allowed them to play the game the way they wanted to in the second half.

“We know that every error is likely to be punished by a side like Leinster, so it’s about being accurate and purposeful in everything we do, and also being sharp enough to capitalise on their mistakes.

“The three times we’ve beaten them at home in the last couple of years, we’ve brought all those qualities to the table, so we know it’s something we can do if we perform to the same level.”

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