Leinster win in Dublin

Leinster come out on top at the RDS

The boys had a strong first half but were trailing 21-14 at half time. After a ruthless second half, Leinster came out on top at the RDS tonight.

The first score of the game went to the home side. After an extended spell of possession in their own territory, an offload to Jimmy O’Brien freed him up down the left wing and he was able to finish. Try converted, 7-0.

As we hit the 10-minute mark, Leinster doubled their tally after Ross Moloney was able to power over from short range. Byrne converted, 14-0.

TRY FOR OSPREYS! The early Leinster scores seemed to awaken the boys. Ospreys won their own scrum cleanly near the home team’s tryline, Morgan Morris picked up and played a close-range pass to Owen Watkin who beat two defenders well to finish. Dan Edwards converted, 14-7.

TRY FOR OSPREYS! The slow start seemed like ancient history as we passed eighteen minutes. With an advantage, Dan Edwardss played a deft cross field to Luke Morgan, who was tackled in the air and awarded the penalty try.

The Ospreys almost made instant use of their man advantage. Max Nagy cut through the Leinster defence before offloading to Dan Edwards who grubbered past the last man, but a kind bounce found its way into the defender’s hands.

Following the Nagy line break, the boys enjoyed a spell in the Leinster 22 but the home team were able to force a turnover to clear their lines.

Leinster didn’t take long to answer back. A smart grubber eventually found its way to Larmour who touched it down for the score. Byrne converted, 21-14 Leinster.

The next opportunity went to the Ospreys. Another well-weighted cross field kick from Dan Edwards was recovered by Leinster but Keelan was able to force him over his own line. Leinster were able to win a penalty at the scrum though and cleared their lines to relieve the pressure.

A strong first half showing from the boys meant that they were right in the game as the ref blew his whistle.


Similarly to the first half, Leinster came out firing in the second. Jimmy O’Brien managed to create some space on the left wing before offloading to Jason Jenkins to finish. Byrne converted, 28-14.

Leinster continued to apply pressure on the Ospreys’ defence, but an organised line from the boys meant that the home team were unable to create a clear cut chance.

As we approached 55 minutes, Leinster were able to extend their lead. A turnover in possession gave the home team an opportunity which they finished well through Larmour. Byrne converted, 35-14 Leinster.

After the Leinster score, Ospreys began to once again get a foothold in the game, applying some pressure of their own to the opposition defence. Despite the pressure, the Leinster defence was holding strong in their 22, meaning the Ospreys’ pressure was unfruitful.

Despite the Ospreys’ pressure, Leinster were able to score next through a quick counter that was finished by Jamie Osbourne. The kick was good from Frawley, making it 42-14 to the hosts.

On the 74th minute Leinster executed a set-piece move off the line out to add a further converted score, Charlie Ngatai the try scorer.

On 76 minutes Evardi Boshoff saw yellow for a deliberate knock on. Leinster barged away at the Ospreys line before getting it wide to Larmour to score, with Frawley unable to convert. The final score of the day went to Tommy O'Brien who was on the end of a grubber from Jimmy O'Brien.

Full time, Leinster 61 Ospreys 14.