Leinster v Connacht 5.00pm RDS
Mins Played: 80 mins
80 min FULL TIME Full time here at the RDS. Leinster win 30-20.
79 min Leinster holding the ball well and running down the clock and Ian Madigan wraps the game up with a well taken drop goal
77 mins Connacht knock the ball on just shy of Leinster’s 22 and kills their momentum.
73 mins He nails it. Leinster lead by seven
72 min Nacewa has the chance to further extend Leinster’s lead with a penalty.
67 min Connacht have been spured into action after that try and are putting Leinster under serious pressure.
64 mins TRY LEINSTER Luke Fitzgerald puts Leinster into the lead after he crossed the white wash after a good break from Leo Auva’a. Nacewa gets the extras
63 mins The rain has arrived at the RDS. Good hands will be key from now on.
61 min Leinster stepping up a gear and taking the game to Connacht. It will be close last quarter for both teams.
58 min Madigan with an awesome penalty from inside his own half brings Leinster to within 3.
56 min Dave Kearney almost gets over for Leinster, but great defence from Connacht holds him up.
52 min Nacewa brings Leinster up to halfway. Connacht look comfortable though.
50 min Great break from Tuohy almost puts him over. Fionn Carr has been taken off for Leinster. Darren Hudson is on.
47 min Leinster on top now, but can’t convert their advantage into points.
45 min Good break from Fionn Carr, but he spills the ball and gives the ball back to Connacht. Ray Ofisa is off for Connacht, TJ Anderson is on.
43 min Nacewa pulls Leinster to within nine with a penalty.
42 min Silly knock on from Luke Fitzgerald in Connacht’s 22.
41 min Second half underway. Jamie Hagan is off for Leinster and Nathan White is on.
40 min HALF TIME Connacht lead at the break 20-8.
39 mins All Conancht as we approach half time. Leinster need the break.
36 mins TRY CONNACHT Great score from Connacht. Brian Tuhoy gets Connacht’s second try of the first half with a beautiful solo run through the Leinster defence. O’Coonor gets the extras.
29 min TRY CONNACHT Smart break from Gavin Duffy and quick ball allows Ray Ofisa to ghost past the static Leinster defence to score. O’Connor gets the add ons.
25 min Connacht coming back into the game. Lineout to the away side on Leinster’s 10 meter line.
22 min Sloppy defence from Leinster almost allow Conancht over. Ball runs dead and 22 drop out to the home side.
20 min TRY LEINSTER Second row Devin Toner gets the opening try of the game after some good interplay from the Leinster backs created the space for him to crash over. Nacewa misses the con.
17 min Good spell by Leinster. Shifting the ball, creating width and looking to create holes in the Connacht defence.
15 min Connacht retake the lead from the boot of O’Connor. Connacht lead by three.
12 min Nice break from Nacewa up the middle but Leinster lose the ball in contact.
9 min Great break by Rhys Ruddock. Cynical slowing of the ball by Connacht stop Leinster. The away side are punished with Dylan Rogers sent to the bin. Isa Nacewa levels the game up from the resulting pen. 3-3
7 min He makes no mistake. Connacht lead 3-0.
6 min O’Connor has the chance