Le­in­ster Rec Bath’s chances

Sport360 - - Nfl - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ✉ ed­i­to­[email protected]

Hold­ers Le­in­ster gained a price­less away vic­tory and se­verely dented Bath’s Cham­pi­ons Cup hopes by claim­ing an in­tense 17-10 vic­tory at the Rec.

Wing Jor­dan Lar­mour’s in­ter­cep­tion try early in the sec­ond half meant Le­in­ster shaded a tight Pool 1 en­counter.

Bath de­liv­ered ar­guably their best dis­play of a dis­ap­point­ing sea­son so far, but they were un­done af­ter tak­ing the lead through prop Henry Thomas’ 22nd-minute try that James Wil­son con­verted, with Wil­son ad­ding a late penalty to secure a los­ing bonus point.

Hooker Sean Cronin hauled Le­in­ster level just be­fore the in­ter­val, and with Johnny Sex­ton con­vert­ing both tries and Ross Byrne kick­ing a late penalty, Le­in­ster went top of their group.

Bath are drift­ing to­wards an early exit, hav­ing failed to win any of their first three Euro­pean games.

Else­where, Ex­eter’s hopes of Euro­pean glory were al­most ex­tin­guished as they crashed to a sur­prise 27-19 de­feat at the hands of Glouces­ter at Sandy Park.

The de­feat left Ex­eter with­out a win in their first three Euro­pean matches and leaves them rooted to the bot­tom of Pool 2.

Glouces­ter were de­served win­ners with tries from Willi Heinz, Jaco Vis­agie and Ben Mor­gan. Danny Cipri­ani kicked two penal­ties and two con­ver­sions with Billy Twel­ve­trees ad­ding a con­ver­sion. Ex­eter’s tries came from Nic White, Tom Law­day and Don Ar­mand.

Glas­gow kept their hopes of Heineken Cham­pi­ons Cup pro­gres­sion alive with a cru­cial 42-22 bonus-point vic­tory over Lyon.

Dave Ren­nie’s men were im­pres­sive and de­served win­ners as Ge­orge Horne and Adam Hast­ings ran the show from half-back in a five-try dis­play.

Try as he might: Sean Cronin (l).

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