Leinster seal quarter final spot

Updated: January 15, 2012

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Glasgow Warriors 16 – 23 Leinster
79 minutes played

Weir (pen) 6min
Sexton (pen) 27min
Weir (pen) 31min
McFadden (pen) 40min
Kearney (try) 42min
McFadden (con) 43min
Weir (pen) 49min
McFadden (pen) 56min
Gregor (try) 62min
Weir (con) 63min
Boss (try) 68min
McFadden (con) 69min

FULL TIME: Leinster have done it, they’ve travelled to Glasgow and beaten the home side to qualify for the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup. This was a performance to owed more to substance rather than style, a workman like performance. Credit to Glasgow who gave it their all but ultimately they feel short and with one round to go Sean Lineen’s men are now out of the running for the knock out stages. Second Half tries from Rob Kearney, who showed good awareness and pace, and Isaac Boss set the scene for a 7 point win but with the sides level at half time and again with 17 minutes to go the result could have gone either way. Leinster were made to sweat at the end when Sean O’Brien was sin binned with five minutes to go but they held on and will not head back to the RDS looking to seal a home quarter final against Montpellier.
80min Sexton puts the ball out and thats it Leinster soak up the pressure and come away with the win.
79min Leinster’s experience standing them well there as they try to hold onto the ball. Great work by the Champions
78min Leinster trying to eat down the clock, they’ve weathered the Glasgow attack for now
75min Sean O’Brien has been yellow carded as Glasgow get a penalty and rightly call a scrum. Pressure on now
73min Glasgow piling on the pressure now, Hoggs goes along when he had men on his outside
70min 10 minutes now to hold on and secure a quarter final place
69min Boss puts Leinster back in front – great work and harsh on Glasgow buts that Rugby. McFadden converts
68min Spoke too soon as Leinster gets crucial turn over
68min Great defence by Glasgow as they get Leinster in to touch, Beattie then wins the line out. Good work
67min Healy also goes off with Heinke van der Merwe on and its given Leinster some impetus now. Anyones game here.
66min Change for Leinster as Nathan White comes on for Mike Ross
66min The tempo seems to have been upped now as Sexton’s sliced kick goes to hand in the middle of the field
64min Glasgow had been on top and they deserved that. The substitutions for Sean Lineen’s men proving vital.
63min 16 – 16 as Weir gets a lovely conversion from the touchline.. What a 17 minutes we have in store
62min Superb try by Glasgow as the sub Gregor goes over, he’s just on for the injured Cusiter.
59min Glasgow try to move the ball left to right to left.. but the ball goes forward and Leinster have it.
56min McFadden extends Leinsters lead to 7 points with another penalty, Leinster 16 – 9 Glasgow
52min Reddan knock on at the base and Glasgow have the scrum.
52min O’Brien and D’arcy open up the Glasgow defence and releases McFadden who is stopped a couple of metres from the line.
51min Sexton with another chipped kick but Shaw collects and gives a big punt up field. Leinster line out.
49min Penalty as Leinster caught offside, Weir to settle things for Glasgow – He gets it, a four point game all to play for.
47min Penalty to Glasgow, Weir with a good kick to touch. Good win the line out and Kellock goes forward
44min McFadden has taken over kicking duties from Sexton by the way
42min What a start to the second half for Leinster as Rob Kearney collects a kick through and goes over, McFadden adding the extras.
40min McFadden gets it and Owen’s blows the whistle for half. A slow start to the game with Glasgow dominating but Leinster finally woke up in the final 10 minutes and look threatening. Stay with us for the second half.
39min Leinster play is rewarded with a penalty, McFadden to level it on the stroke of half time
39min Leinster happy to go through the phases with slow ball again, they’re on the 22m line.
38min Weir clears the lines but the scrum will get the pats on the back there.. great work.
37min Sexton getting some treatment, play resumes with the scrum. Glasgow win, the home fans liked that.
37min 25 Phases, Cronin almost goes in. Leinster have finally woken up. Owens says its a scrum to Leinster just in front of the posts. Great end to the half
37min Great work by Healy, makes great yards. 20 phases in.
35min First time we have really see Leinster going through the phases in the Glasgow half
32min Leinster with a line out, good work by Sexton. Leinster with a chance to run it now as they win the line out well.
31min Weir with a chance to make it 6-3, he gets it. Glasgow lead.
30min Glasgow going through the phases now, 7 so far, Richie Gray doing well, he’s a big fella.
28min Great take by Lamont there from the restart.. Glasgow threatening here but then more handling errors as they lose it
27min Penalty to Leinster just inside half way as Glasgow don’t release in the tackle. Sexton goes for the posts again, 45m out.
25min Let off for Glasgow as Sexton’s kick goes wide.
24min Penalty to Leinster chance for Sexton to level matters
24min Wonderful chance there for Glasgow to break but the pass is behind Shaw..
23min Over a quarter of the game gone now and just the three points to show for both teams efforts so far.
22min Great line out by Cronin, Leinster now on the attack.
21min Weir with a grubber kick into touch in the Leinster 22 – had men outside him so maybe should have ran it. Leinster won’t complain.
19min Kearney penalised for not releasing the ball. Glasgow penalty – Weir kicks to touch
18min Mistake by Shaw for Glasgow, 4 handling errors to 2 so far. Leinster put in to the scrum.
18min Glasgow applying a lot of pressure, but so far Leinster able to cope. The blues win a line out on their 5m line.
17min Glasgow advantage as Nacewa again tips the ball forward from up and under, Leinster playing all the ball in their own half
15min Loose pass from Nacewa gives possession back to Glasgow, scrum to Glasgow
10min Hoggs knocks on for Glasgow first time the Warriors have run the ball – scrum Leinster
8min Leinster have the ball but its in their own half, small pitch is suiting Glasgow so far as Leinster try to find space
6min Weir with the first penalty of the day.. easy one for the Glasgow man, they lead 3-0
4min Three knock on’s in a matter of seconds, first one was from a Leinster man, 1st scrum to Glasgow.
3min knock on hands possession to Glasgow, Weir kicking to touch, territory game from the hosts.
2min Great run by Sexton, would have expected him to kick but he ran it from his own 22.. Glasgow win their own line out.
1min Good start by David Kearney, younger brother of Rob, who collects and straight Leinster attack
1min Nigel Owens blows the whistle and Duncan Weir gets us underway
0min Nearly there now, particularly looking forward to seeing Toner and Cullen playing together
0min Glasgow beat Leinster 23-19 in September remember do the win is not a formality.
0min Less than 10 minutes to go to kick off, we had some great games of rugby yesterday hopefully we are in for another today. Glasgow need the win to their hopes of qualification alive
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Glasgow Warriors: Rory Lamont; Tommy Seymour, Stuart Hogg, Graeme Morrison, Colin Shaw; Duncan Weir, Chris Cusiter; Jon Welsh, Pat MacArthur, Ed Kalman, Richie Gray, Al Kellock (capt), Rob Harley, Chris Fusaro, John Barclay.

Replacements: Dougie Hall, Gordon Reid, Ryan Grant, Tom Ryder, Johnnie Beattie, Colin Gregor, Troy Nathan, Scott Wight.

Leinster: Rob Kearney; David Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Gordon D’Arcy, Isa Nacewa; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Leo Cullen (capt), Devin Toner, Sean O’Brien, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: Aaron Dundon, Heinke van der Merwe, Nathan White, Damian Browne, Rhys Ruddock, Isaac Boss, Ian Madigan, Eoin O’Malley

Ref: Nigel Owens (WRU).

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