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Date Time Competition Season
2 April 2022 7:00 pm United Rugby Championship 2021/22

Match Report

Leinster deliver bonus point win in Limerick

Leinster will travel home from Thomond Park with a bonus point win after overcoming Munster 34-19 this evening.

Tries from Garry Ringrose, Jimmy O’Brien and a brace from James Lowe extended Leinster’s lead at the summit of the URC table.

Both side’s traded penalties inside the first quarter of an hour, with Joey Carbery levelling the scores after Ross Byrne’s opening score.

Leinster found the game’s first try after a brilliant move from Leo Cullen’s side, which began at a lineout on the half way line. After James Lowe and Ringrose linked up, Leinster worked their way deep into the Munster 22.

After phases of knocking on the Munster door, Ross Byrne played an excellent pass out to captain Garry Ringrose who crossed for a try.

The hosts replied with some good possession and territory of their own, with Gavin Coombes and Peter O’Mahony involved heavily.

The Munster pressure led to a penalty inside the Leinster 22. Carbery made no mistake and reduced Leinster’s lead to 2 points.

Byrne and Carbery continued their battle from the tee with both out halves keeping their side’s scores ticking over and put Leinster 11 points to 9 ahead.

Munster were dealt a huge blow when Gavin Coombes went off following an ankle injury sustained in the ruck. Despite this, Munster took the lead for the first time in the game through Joey Carbery’s fourth penalty of the game, three minutes before half time.

With time clicking into the red zone, Leinster raised the tempo and added another penalty from Ross Byrne to send them into the interval with a 14-12 lead.

Leinster struck first in the second half after a strong scrum on the Munster 22. Henshaw spread the ball wide into the path of James Lowe who finished well past Calvin Nash in the corner.

Leinster found their third try of the evening when centre pairing, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose showed brilliant handling before offloading to James Lowe. Lowe then offloaded to Jimmy O’Brien who went over for his 8th try of the season.

Munster’s replacements lifted the Thomond Park crowd with Thomas Ahern and Alex Kendellen making big contributions deep in the Leinster half. Ben Healy then showed great composure to pop the ball into the path of Damian De Allende who found Munster’s first try of the game.

Carbery continued his 100% record off the tee to bring the scores to 29-19.

Leinster wrapped up the bonus point with just over five minutes remaining after another brilliant finish from James Lowe. 

Munster

15Matt Gallagher 22 Full-Back
14Calvin Nash 23 Winger
13Chris Farrell Centre
12Damian DeAllende Centre 63'
11Shane Daly Centre
10Joey Carbery Fly-Half 64'
13', 21', 29', 37'
9Conor Murray 21 Scrum-Half
1Jeremy Loughman Prop
2Niall Scannell 16 Hooker
3Stephen Archer 18 Prop
4Jason Jenkins 19 Lock
5Fineen Wycherley Lock
6Peter O’Mahony Flanker
7Chris Cloete Flanker
8Gavin Coombes 20 Flanker
16Diarmuid Barron 2 Hooker
17Josh Wycherley Forward
18John Ryan 3 Prop
19Thomas Ahern 4 Forward
20Alex Kendellen 8 Full-Back
21Craig Casey 9 Scrum-Half
22Ben Healy 15 Back
23Keith Earls 14 Winger

Leinster

15Hugo Keenan Full-Back
14Jimmy O’Brien Centre 58'
13Garry Ringrose Centre 16'
12Robbie Henshaw 22 Centre
11James Lowe Winger 47', 75'
10Ross Byrne Fly-Half 59'
10', 25', 40', 55'
9Jamison Gibson-Park 21 Scrum-Half
1Ed Byrne 17 Prop
2James Tracy 16 Hooker
3Michael Alaalatoa 18 Prop
4Devin Toner 19 Lock
5Jack Dunne 20 Lock
6Caelan Doris Flanker
7Josh Van Der Flier Flanker
8Jack Conan No. 8
16Dan Sheehan 2 Hooker
17Cian Healy 1 Prop
18Tadhg Furlong 3 Prop
19Ross Molony 4 Lock
20Josh Murphy 5 Flanker
21Luke McGrath 9 Scrum-Half
22Ciaran Frawley 12 Fly-Half
23Max Deegan No. 8

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
7:00 pm
Women's Interprovincials
Energia Park

Leinster v Munster

(Final)
16 - 6
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

Leinster v Munster

(Round 9)
10 - 13
PRO14
Thomond Park

Munster v Leinster

Ground

Thomond Park
Thomond Park, Limerick City, County Limerick, V94 PD28, Ireland

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