England Rugby: Leinster Overcome Connacht In A Thriller


Leinster scored 21 of every an emotional closing 10 minutes to deny Connacht their first triumph at the RDS.

The guests appeared on the cusp of an exciting outcome in Dublin when they went 17 point clear following 63 minutes.

Yet, attempts via Sean Cronin and Dan Leavy pulled Leinster again into contention before Andrew Porter tunneled over profound into injury time to grab a 33-29 win.

Jack Carty, Caoilin Blade, Cian Kelleher & Darragh Leader all scored as the guests rescued two extra points.

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Center Conor O’Brien and second column Mick Kearney likewise crossed for Leinster as the safeguarding champions extended their 16-point advantage at the highest point of Conference B.

Connacht, who move level on points with third-set Ospreys in Conference A, will come back to the Sportsground for their next between commonplace derby against Ulster on 28 December while Leinster travel to Limerick to confront most outstanding opponent Munster at Thomond Park the next day.

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