YET ANOTHER BLUES CRUISE
Leinster dish out a lesson again as Dragons are put to the sword
RUGBY UNION Dragons 10 Leinster 59
Byrne scored the difficult conversion from wide out on the left and Leinster held a 7-0 lead after just eight minutes.
Kearney almost doubled his tally in the 12th minute but he was stopped short and it took an illegal intervention from Lewis Evans to prevent Penny from scoring.
Evans got a yellow and Leinster came again, with Penny scoring after a driving finish to the left of the posts.
Byrne notched the conversion but that score was cancelled out by Jason Tovey’s first successful attempt on goal from a 19th minute penalty.
Dragons were finally on the scoreboard but Leinster didn’t take a step back and Fardy crashed over in the 23rd minute.
He found himself in space down the right wing and received the long pass from Jamison Gibson-park to score.
Finally Byrne missed from the tee but Leinster were in control as they held a 19-3 half-time lead.
Kearney scored after another brilliant Ross Byrne cross-field kick in the 43rd minute.
Rhodri Williams hit back with the Dragons’ consolation but then Leinster ran riot late on.
O’brien (twice), Doris, Keenan and Bryan Byrne all scored after the 54th minute in a comprehensive win. DRAGONS:
A GAME HE’LL REMEMBER: Jimmy O’brien scored his first Leinster tries at Rodney Parade
TAKING KEAR OF IT: Dave Kearney touches down for Leinster