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    Recap

    Leinster extended their lead on the top of Conference A with a bonus point win over the Dragons.

    Although the Dragons led at the break with 15-14, Leinster showed their class to comeback and take an important win. There were tries from Peter Dooley, Scott Penny, Josh Murphy and Dan Sheehan and a penalty try for the champions

    Although the home side had two yellow cards for Fairbrother and Baker they still manage to secure a bonus point late in the game.

    The opening score came from Davies who signed a new contract this week with a penalty. He added two more penalties to stretch the lead to 9-0.

    Doodley scored the first try and reduce the lead when he got over under the post with Byrne converting the try.

    The Dragons got another penalty over but Leinster got their second try when Penny got over the line. Davies got his fifth penalty over giving them the lead by one point at the break.

    Lineouts was not great for the Dragons and they also got their first of the two yellow cards on the night when Fairbrother was send the the naughty chair.

    Leinster took full advantage and it was Murphy that got over for the champions third try of the match. Soon after Baker was yellow carded for a professional foul which saw Leinster score their bonus point try through Sheehan.

    The Dragons got their first try with Baldwin diving over for the home side. There was another try which from Lewis which brought he Dragons within six points of the champions.

    The Dragons could have gone for another try but Davies kicked the ball off the field instead of searching for a converted try and a win.

    Scorers:

    Dragons (15) 29
    Try: L Baldwin, J Lewis Pens: S Davies 5 Cons: Davies 2
    Leinster (14) 35
    Tries: Dooley, Penny, Murphy, Penalty try, Sheehan Cons: R Byrne (4)

    Details

    Date Time League Season Full Time
    Feb 19, 2021 9:30 pm PRO14 2020/2021 GUINNESS PRO14 2020/2021 90'

    Results

    TeamTriesConversionsBPPointsOutcome
    Dragons22129Loss
    Leinster55135Win