Leinster 40 - 5 Cardiff Blues
HT 19-5
Sun 22 November 17:15 RDS Arena Ref: Mike Adamson Guinness PRO14

Full Time

FULL TIME | Y CHWIBAN OLAF - Leinster 40 Cardiff Blues 5


Leinster go through the phases and eventually go behind to Byrne who pokes through for Michael Silvester to touch down. 40-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Gwilym Bradley the latest academy member to come on for his debut here! Llongyfarchiadau Gwilym! 33-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Leinster are over for a fifth, and replacement Scott Penny gets his second of the evening. 33-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Hallam Amos is on to make his 100th Guinness PRO14 appearance. Llongyfarchiadau Hallam! 26-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

The pressure finally tells, and despite another gutsy defensive set, Scott Penny finally piles over from short range. 26-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Huge shift from Tomos Williams on his return, and he is now replaced by Jamie Hill at scrum half. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Max Llewelly replaces Garyn Smith in midfield. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Leinster hammered on the door, but the Cardiff Blues defence showed plenty of character and fight for the jersey to deny them on this occasion. Ruddock is finally penalised for a double movement. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


James Ratti this time holding up the ball beyond the try line. Leinster looking to attack through the forwards but Tomos Williams does brilliantly to take down Rhys Ruddock with a fierce tackle. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Leinster looking to power over but Alun Lawrence gets himself under the ball deny the try. Pressure still not relieved though as Leinster have the scrum. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Both teams stepping up the intensity since play resumed. Leinster ferocious in attack but the defence more than happy to go toe-to-toe. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Teddy Williams replaces Rory Thornton, who goes off for a HIA. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Brad Thyer and Keiron Assiratti are introduced into the front row here, as Rory Thornton receives a bit of treatment. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


A huge chance for the visitors. Perfect flat pass from Smith releases Summerhill, who pins his ears back and beats the first line of defence. He finds Tomos Williams, who attempts a pass out the back, which is knocked forward. Promising play! 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Good carry by Turnbull in midfield, but his offload doesn't quite work out as the ball is knocked forward. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Iestyn Harris is on for his Cardiff Blues debut as a blood replacement for Ethan Lewis. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Nipper challenges for the high ball and appears to be tackled in the air by Kelleher, but Adamson blows for a knock on by the full back. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

We're back underway at the Irish capital. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Half Time

HALF TIME | HANNER AMSER - Leinster 19 Cardiff Blues 5 - Aled Summerhill with the visitors' only try so far, as the defending champions head into the interval ahead after a strong start at the RDS.


Try (Opp.)

As we approach half time, James Tracey adds Leinster's third from a driving line-out. 19-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Tovey takes McGrath's high kick but Thomas' poke through is gathered by O'Brien and his clever nudge forces Lane to concede a line-out in the 22. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Lawrence wins an aerial battle to pinch a line-out and Cardiff Blues clear. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Ethan Lewis goes bursting down field, hacking a knock on downfield and showing some decent footballing ability, but is taken down by James Tracey and Leinster manage to just clear their lines as the danger lights were flashing. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


The nine point difference remains as Byrne is off target from the tee. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Another cracking run from Ben Thomas put the visitors on the front foot here, as he beats three defenders down the left. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Big turnover from Turnbull, getting over the ball and allowing play to be brought into the Leinster half. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Silky smooth from Ben Thomas to manufacture a half break, but Garyn Smith just can't keep hold of the resulting pass out wide. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Turnbull and Thornton combine to dislodge possession from O'Brien and a clever kick from Williams finds touch in the Leinster 22. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14



Steady platform from the pack and the ball is shipped wide through the hands of Williams, Tovey, Thomas and Morgan, who draws the final man and sends Summerhill over in the corner. 14-5 #GuinnessPRO14


Frawley is penalised in midfield for offside on the chase, and Tovey sends us into the corner. 14-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

Leinster work numbers o the left, and Jimmy O'Brien kicks to space down the touchline. Tovey comes across but is just beaten by the full back, who gathers his own kick to touch down for the hosts' second of the evening. 14-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Excellent clearance from Ben Thomas, who manages enough distance to get over Kearney and find touch on halfway. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Leinster attack from deep, and a couple of offloads sends Kelleher clear. Last man Matthew Morgan does enough to bring him down just short and his offload attempt goes forward. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Tomos Williams already being his typically feisty self here, first charging down Byrne's kick and then hacking downfield to find the corner. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Leinster go flying off their feet as their attack builds up steam and Tovey clears well to find touch on the 10m line. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Domachowski is penalised by Adamson for not rolling away in the ruck, and Leinster will go for the corner. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Try (Opp.)

It's an early warning of Leinster's quality here as the hosts cross for an early try. Ciaran Frawley breaks the through and feeds Dave Kearney on his outside. The wing just has enough to evade covering Lane and run in. Byrne adds the extras. 7-0 #GuinnessPRO14


Kick Off

KICK OFF | Y GIC GYNTAF - Harry Byrne gets us underway at the RDS! Dyma ni - Harry Byrne sydd yn cychwyn y gêm yn Nulyn! 0-0 #GuinnessPRO14