European Rugby Champions Cup: Leinster End Bath’s Hopes Of Reaching Knockouts
Champions Cup holders Leinster made up ground on pool pioneers Toulouse and finished Bath’s expectations of achieving the knockout stages with triumph in Dublin.
Attempts from Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin, James Lowe and Adam Byrne anchored the hosts a reward point in the principal half.
Francois Louw and Sam Underhill crossed for Bath, who are 10 points behind Leinster in Pool 1.
Dan Leavy and Jamison Gibson-Park both scored in the second half to seal the success for the four-time champions.
The Irish side sit second, two behind Toulouse, who they look in the following round of matches.
Leinster will be charmed that World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton marked another agreement not long ago after he was instrumental at fly-half once more.
The Ireland playmaker endured calf damage amid a weekend ago’s arrival installation at Bath, however put on a fine show for his national head mentor Joe Schmidt and his successor Andy Farrell in the Aviva swarm.
An all-round made a decision about cross-field kick from Sexton caused Lowe up to the 22 in the development to a move that in the long run prompted Conan’s attempt.
At that point a snappy switch between the fly-half and focus Garry Ringrose sent winger Jordan Larmour through, encouraging O’Loughlin to score on his first European beginning for very nearly two years.
The reward point sought Leinster after another superbly weighted kick from Sexton discovered Byrne with a lot of room to speck down on the conservative.
Leavy barrelled over in the second half and Sexton changed over, making it five kicks from five in the match before leaving the field in the 61st moment.
“European Rugby Champions Cup: Leinster 42-15 Bath
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