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Guinness PRO14 SF 1 – Leinster does it again against Munster to reach another final

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Leinster has reach another Guinness PRO14 final after beating Munster on Friday 13-3.

It was a hard fought match in difficult conditions. It was a first half try by Ronan Kelleher that was the deciding factor. Sexton was brilliant again and added two penalties and a conversion to the scoreboard.

The champions has now secure their night final in 11 years showing just how they have dominated the competition.

This was also the third time in a row that Leinster knocked out Munster in at the semi final stages.

Muster had the better start to the match putting all the pressure on the champions. They were rewarded with a penalty to take the early lead, although Hanrahan missed his first change at points.

Munster struggled in the early stages to take advantage when they were in Leinster half.

Sexton also missed his first opportunity with a long penalty. Sexton played a huge role in the opening try. He launched a kick down field with the rain coming down which Earls spilled forward for a scrum 10 meters out.

From the scrum came a penalty for where the champions went for the lineout which gave Kelleher his try. The conversion went over from Sexton which gave them the lead 7-3.

With a penalty just before halftime by Sexton, the teams went into the break with Leinster leading 10-3.

Both teams tried hard in the second half with Hanraham missing a great chance to reduce the lead. He missed another opportunity later but Sexton had no problem to slot his penalty over for a 13-3 lead.

Scores:

Leinster: Tries – Kelleher Conversion – Sexton Penaties – Sexton(2)

Munster: Penalties – Hanrahan

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