Leinster v Aironi live commentary

Updated: October 1, 2011

Leinster v Aironi RDS kick off 6pm

Score: 26-7
Mins played 80 mins

Live commentary

80 min FULL TIME Leinster have dispatched Aironi at the RDS in a bonus point win. Leinster win 26-7
79 min TRY LEINSTER Leinster get the bonus point after Rhys Ruddock gets over the white wash. Nacewa adds the extras
78 min Leinster have a chance to wrap up the game. Scrum three meters out
76 min Scrum for Leinster deep in Aironi’s 22.
72 min Aironi have run out of gas and silly errors are creeping into their game.
70 min More good play from Luke Fitzgerald who is looking more like the player of old tonight.
68 min Leinster look comfortable and are bossing the collisions.
65 min TRY LEINSTER Leinster get their third try of the game. Luke Fitzgerald gets over after intercepting a pass from Tyson Keates. Nacewa got the extras.
63 min Nice half break from Jordi Murphy comes to nothing. Leinster still look the most likely to score next.
60 minAironi are trying to mount a comeback but that second Leinster try has shook them. Leinster are in control
56 min TRY LEINSTER Isa Nacewa puts Leinster into the lead after some neat footwork took him clear of Aironi’s defence. He failed to get the extras
54 min Leo Auva’a makes some good yards and earns a scrum for Leinster four meters out.
52 min Great run by Madigan brings Leinster up to Aironi’s 22 but a knock on from Rhys Ruddock halts Leinster.
49 min Aironi almsot get over for their second try of the night but were pinged for not rolling away
46 min TRY LEINSTER After six minutes in Aironi’s 22 Leinster finally get over the line thanks to sub Ian Madigan. Nacewa finds his range and slots over the extras.
44 min Leinster still camped in Aironi’s 22. Lineout for Leinster three meters out.
42 min Leinster have started the better in the second half. They are deep in Aironi’s 22 now.
41 min Second half just underwat at the RDS. Ian Madigan is on for Noel Reid.
40 min HALF TIME Leinster go in at half time seven points down and with a lot of work to do.
38 min Leinster unable to get over the line
36 min Leinster come roaring back and are just held up inches from the line.
32 min TRY AIRONI Some good pressure finally tells and the away side take the lead with a try from Nick Williams. Fly half Tito Tebaldi gets the extras.
30 mins Aironi have come right back into the game. Camped on the Leinster line.
27 min Nacewa misses his third penalty chance in a row. Very unlike the full back. Score remains 0-0
25 min Nice interplay from Fionn Carr and Dave Kearney almost result in a breakaway for Leinster. Solid defence from Aironi see that they don’t gain many yards,
23 min Good hands by Dave Kearney brings Leinster up to the halfway line
20 min Nacewa again misses the pen opportunity.
19 min Shades of the old Luke Fitzgearld as good foot work brings him up to Aironi’s 22. The Italians give away another pen and lose Sinoti Sinoti for 10 mins to the bin
17 min Leinster again using the maul well given the wet conditions.
15 min Good break from Dave Kearney. He doesn’t release the ball however and concedes the pen.
13 min Nacewa scuffs the pen and the game remains scoreless.
12 min Superb maul by Leinster. Aironi give away a pen and Nacewa has the chance to open the scoring.
11 min Leinster have settled into the game after a sluggish start.
10 min Great run and hit by captain Rhys Ruddock brings Leinster up to halfway.
8 min Leinster’s defence continues to hold up well against some fierce pressure from Aironi.
5 min Aironi are playing a tight game up front and have started better.
3 min Leinster win the scrum against the head.
2 min The away side have started brightly and have a scrum three meters from Leinster’s line.
0 min Game has just got underway at a wet RDS.

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